Chief Superintendent Stasia Osiowy is the Divisional Commander for South Division, which covers Preston, South Ribble, Chorley, Ormskirk and Skelmersdale.
“My career began in 1997 as a Forensic Psychologist within the Prison Service and a High Secure Hospital. I also worked for the Home Office and Local Government in senior leadership positions involving public protection, youth justice and child protection. After a competitive process, I joined Lancashire Constabulary as a Direct Entry Superintendent in 2017, working in front line policing before becoming Operations Manager within the East Division in February 2019. I recently completed a post at Police Headquarters as Head of Corporate Services, I joined the police because of my commitment to protect the public and I see the police service as the best way to make a more direct contribution.
It is a privilege to lead policing in South Lancashire – we are really lucky to have such diverse communities all from different backgrounds, and I live in one of them which makes this job very close to my heart. It is a varied area to police, from its city and towns to its villages and farms.
My priorities are to reduce crime, keep people safe and be victim focused throughout. I know that to get my work done, I need partners and communities to work with me so we can address the issues that matter most to them and I look forward to meeting with them and working collaboratively.
I know that my officers and staff will continue to tackle anti-social behaviour, burglary and offences that cause the most serious harm. It is my responsibility to make South Lancashire as safe as possible for its residents. Protecting and supporting victims of crime and those who are vulnerable has to be at the heart of what we do; I will continue to support officers and staff to make sure they have what they need to investigate crime and protect the people we serve.
We want to work closely with our communities to tackle issues that matter most to them. It would help me if residents could complete the Lancashire Talking survey, which can be accessed via the Lancashire Constabulary website. Please tell me your views and concerns around crime and disorder in your local area. I will use this information, alongside crime data and intelligence, to ensure I make the best use of our resources to meet the needs of the communities.
It has been and continues to be a privilege working for Lancashire Constabulary, and I am looking forward to working with my staff to protect the people of South Lancashire. I am committed to reducing crime and bringing offenders to justice.”