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Lancashire Constabulary

Force Background

Force Background
Lancashire Constabulary Departments
Mounted Branch
Air Support Unit
Lancashire Constabulary Pictures

General Background To Lancashire Constabulary

Lancashire Constabulary provides policing services across Lancashire - some 2,000 square miles covering 124 miles of coastline, 256 miles of motorway, large rural areas and major towns.  It is directed by a Chief Constable, Deputy Chief Constable, two Assistant Chief Constables and a Director of Resources.

The Constabulary area is split into six large divisions, each managed locally by a Divisional Commander.  An operations Division and Headquarters also provide specialist services like motorway policing, finance and dealing with serious and organised crime.

In a typical day the force:

  • Receives 4366 calls (of which 677 are 999 calls)
    • Deals with 415 crimes

    • Makes 185 arrests

    • Attends 15 injury road traffic collisions

    • Responds to 2,111 incidents

    • Handles 21 motorway breakdowns

    • Administers 28 breath tests

    • Solves 124 crimes

    • Recovers 28,610 worth of stolen property

Our Ambition:  To be the best police service in the country

We strive to provide local policing services that are dedicated to tackling crime and reassuring communities.  In everything that we do, we aim to be best - it is our Ambition to be the best police service in the country.

This means putting Lancashire's communities FIRST and by giving them the best possible quality of service at all times.  We believe we achieve this by focusing our efforts in five key are

  • Leadership

Inspiring the people that we lead by providing clear direction, reward and recognition, fostering honesty and integrity, leading by example and striving to be accountable for our results.

  • Community Engagement

Where our communities feel we are visible and accessible and are able to influence local policing priorities.

  • Delivering Results

Reducing, preventing and detecting crime and anti-social behaviour.  Particularly striving to achieve results in the things that matter most to our communities.

  • Communication

Inspiring public confidence and fostering better community engagement through clear communication.

Lancashire Constabulary - Jordan Walton 2007