Deputy Chief Constable
Chris Weigh is the Deputy Chief Constable, he has been in this post since November 2009.
Chris has spent all his police service with Lancashire, although he had a brief spell in which he worked for the Association of Chief Police Officers in London.
Most of his early years were spent working in Southern Division, Headquarters, and the major crime unit where he led the Family Protection Unit as a Detective Chief Inspector.
In 2001 he was promoted to Superintendent as Operations Manager in Burnley where he handled the police response to the disorder that occurred that year. Chris then moved to a similar post in Southern Division based in Leyland.
In 2004 he was promoted to Detective Chief Superintendent heading up the Professional Standards Department. During this time he chaired the National Counter Corruption Advisory Group. After this he returned to Southern Division as Commander where he was responsible for the introduction of Neighbourhood Policing across the area.
In 2006 Chris was then selected to lead the team tasked with preparing the Constabulary for its merger with Cumbria. This process was halted and Chris then spent a brief time as Acting Assistant Chief Constable taking the lead on criminal justice, training and legal services. He then moved on to Commander for the Operations Division looking after firearms, dogs, mounted, motorway unit, air support and operational planning.
Chris takes the lead on policing across all of the county's divisions and coordinates the work of the criminal justice department. He also leads the Sustaining Excellence change programme, designed to meet the financial challenge facing the force. Nationally, he has the ACPO lead for Unmanned Aerial Systems.
Chris lives in Lancashire and is married with two children.