About Us

Founded in 1839, Lancashire Constabulary covers some 2,000 square miles. The county has a population of nearly 1.5 million with a rich diversity of communities, all with specific policing needs.

The Constabulary is split into three divisions, West, South and East and our Headquarters is based in Hutton, Preston with our Dogs and Mounted section nearby. You can find out more about our divisions in the ‘Your Area’ section.

We have 2889 Police Officers, 1920 Police Staff – of which 330 are PCSOs and a growing number of Special Constabulary Officers, Police Cadets and Community Volunteers (Figures correct April 2015).

We are one of the top performing police forces in the country and we lead the field in our approach to policing communities.

Take a look at the pages below to find out more about who we are, what we do and why we do it.