South Division

Welcome to South Division, which covers Preston, South Ribble, Chorley and West Lancashire areas.

Meet your Chief Superintendent Eddie Newton

Chief Superintendent Eddie NewtonChief Superintendent Eddie Newton is the new Divisional Commander for South Division, which covers Preston, South Ribble, Chorley, Ormskirk and Skelmersdale.

"I have 29 years policing experience, having worked across a range of roles from Response PC, Rural Beat Officer to Sergeant, Geographic Inspector and Superintendent, mainly working across South division, in between roles at Headquarters. 

So, I am delighted and very proud to take up the position of Divisional Commander in the area I am passionate about and in which I have spent so much of my service.

My role in division will be to reconnect with strategic partners, both within the private and public sectors, to build relationships and work together to ensure a coordinated approach to tackling those issues that matter the most to members of the public, using problem solving, community engagement and targeted tactics.

In addition, it is my aim to develop and continue the high level of commitment and expertise of the local policing team to enable us to play our part in preventing and investigating crime and keeping the public of Lancashire safe; by doing our job well and getting it right first time, every time."

Eddie is also the Chair of the Lancashire Police Superintendents Association and has been a Trustee of the North West Police Benevolent Fund for the last five years.


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