Why Join Lancashire Police?

We think working at Lancashire Police is pretty great and here are a number of reasons why;

  • Be part of a large organisation, which means you'll have support around you.  


  • You are able to work in a county with a diverse environment featuring 137 miles of coastline, the UK’s favourite seaside resort of Blackpool, to the buzz of our large towns and city centres.  Not forgetting the rural communities we serve with Lancashire being classed as over 75% rural.

  • Join a workforce as wonderfully diverse as the geography. Where many of our staff come from a variety of backgrounds, cultures and industries.

  • Benefit from a multitude of career opportunities open to everyone throughout the force and supported by excellent motorway travel links enabling you to travel across the county within 1 hour.

  • Enjoy the ability to become a specialist in a particular area including Armed Response, Detective and Roads Policing to meet your career aspirations.

  • Lancashire Constabulary provides access to and encourages continued professional development ensuring you have the skills required to practice at a high level.

  • Be led by Chief Constable Andy Rhodes, who is the National Lead for Wellbeing and Staff Engagement, ensuring practical support for wellbeing needs are met.

  • Join one of only 13 forces to have a mounted branch.

  • We take inclusion and diversity and are Rated 12th in the 2019/20 Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers rankings - the highest ranking police force to enter.

  • You can build a career, experience a breadth and depth of opportunity, learn and be challenged, and be enabled to make the most of the opportunity.

  • Join a values-driven organisation whose ultimate purpose is to keep people safe and feeling safe. 

  • We ensure that we have as many support mechanisms in place for our staff, including: hearing loops, prayer rooms and quiet rooms, flexible working, accessible buildings, religious clothing for officers, mentoring schemes, open forums, support for families and carers and a public holiday policy (allowing re-allocation of Christian bank holidays to alternative religious dates).


Our policing is organised by area, with neighbourhood teams being supported by a full range of specialist teams.  

With seaside resorts, mill towns, stunning countryside and 2 cities (Preston and Lancaster) our county is a challenging and rewarding place to work.  

 Map of Lancashire

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