Chief Officers

CC Chris RowleyChris Rowley - Chief Constable

Chris is the Chief Constable for Lancashire Constabulary and has nearly 30 years policing experience in a range of areas covering serious crime investigations, local policing, large scale incidents and major events.

He joined Lancashire in April 2021 on promotion from his role as Deputy Chief Constable in Humberside Police, a position he’d held for three years.

Chris began his policing career in West Yorkshire where he served for 25 years, becoming Head of Crime and Head of the Regional Crime Unit before being promoted to Assistant Chief Constable in South Yorkshire Police.

He is the national lead for police wellbeing and is passionate about providing the best possible service to victims of crime and to the communities we serve.




DCC HatchettDCC HatchettSacha Hatchett - Deputy Chief Constable

Sacha Hatchett will be joining us from North Wales Police where she was Assistant Chief Constable, and will take over from previous Deputy Chief Constable Terry Woods who left the force earlier this month to join Greater Manchester Police.

Sacha joined the police service in February 1997 and has worked within a variety of different roles across North Wales Police and Cheshire.

She has led on Local Policing Services and has experience as a lead of Force Change Programmes.

She has also had responsibility for the operational delivery of Roads Policing, Firearms Policing, Operational Planning, the Administration of Justice and the Force Communications Centre across North Wales.



ACC Peter LawsonPeter Lawson - Assistant Chief Constable (People and Specialist Uniform Operations)

Peter began his policing career in Preston and has since served in most areas of the county in a wide variety of uniformed roles.

He is an accredited Strategic Firearms, Public Order, and Multi-Agency commander and has been involved in the policing of many high-profile events and incidents during his career ranging from sporting occasions to protests and large civic and protection events.





TACC Ian DawsonIan Dawson - Temporary Assistant Chief Constable (Crime)

Ian is privileged to take on the role as T/ACC for Crime and has over 28 years policing experience. He has enjoyed working in numerous departments in his career through the investigate ranks. He became a Detective and source handler working on a number of high profile investigations. Following a short period delivering detective training Ian was promoted Sergeant, returning to the investigations portfolio as a Detective Sergeant, Detective Inspector and then Detective Chief Inspector in a number of Divisional roles.

In 2013 he became the Chief Constable’s staff officer for 2 years before returning to investigations as DCI in the Serious Crime Team.

In early 2017 he became Head of Corporate Development, leading Lancashire’s delivery of the Police Uplift Programme and Force change programme, including innovative Digital change.

Ian is passionate about Evidence Based Research and providing opportunities for staff to undertake research and educational programmes. Working with his team, the wider leadership team and staff networks, they have achieved significant force developments in Diversity, Equality and Inclusion.

Sam MackenzieSam Mackenzie - Temporary Assistant Chief Constable (Territorial Operations)

Since joining Lancashire Constabulary, Sam has split his service between uniformed and investigative roles and enjoyed time in every rank up to Chief Superintendent within these different functions.

He has worked throughout Lancashire. His experience ranges from being a Neighbourhood Officer in Blackpool and Response Sergeant in Blackburn through to Detective Chief Inspector in the Public Protection Unit and Head of Lancashire’s Professional Standards Department.

He also spent time working for Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) which independently assesses the effectiveness and efficiency of police forces across the country.

Prior to his promotion to Temporary Assistant Chief Constable, Sam was Head of Local Policing where he led on the introduction of Rural and Neighbourhood Task Forces.



Ian CoshIan Cosh – Director of Resources

Ian joined the force in 2011 having previously worked as Assistant Director of Corporate Finance at Lancashire County Council.

He is responsible for the delivery of Support Services including Finance, ICT, Estates, Fleet and Procurement. He is also the Force Senior Information Risk Owner (SIRO).

Ian is a member of The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA).





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