Preston has welcomed a new Chief Inspector, Julie Rawsthorne, who will be responsible for Local Policing and Safer Neighbourhoods.
In 2001, at the age of 21, CI Rawsthorne joined Lancashire Constabulary as a Police Constable based at Blackburn. Since then, she has worked her way through the ranks with roles in Response and Local Policing teams and her most recent role with within HQ Operations as a Force Incident Commander.
After the launch of the National Police Wellbeing Service, Oscar Kilo, CI Rawsthorne was appointed delivery manager for the service, working across the country to deliver wellbeing initiatives for other forces. As part of this, she was also responsible for the development and delivery of 10 wellbeing vans across the country which enable police officers and staff to seek advice and support for their own wellbeing.
Throughout her career, CI Rawsthorne has always been community focused. She said: “I’m born and bred in Preston so I’m really looking forward to making a positive impact to the community in which I grew up in. Working with partners and working with the council and other agencies, I am keen to help make Preston a really great place to visit, live and work.”
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