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.
Founded in 1839, Lancashire Constabulary covers an area of 1,184 square miles. The county has a population of 1.51 million with a rich diversity of communities, spread over a large geographical area all with specific policing needs. It includes coastal towns, large towns, city centres and rural communities too.
The Constabulary is split into three divisions, West, South and East which are run by a Chief Superintendent, known as a Divisional Commander. 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.
To ensure we fulfil our commitment to policing Lancashire, the workforce is made up of over 3,000 Police Officers and 2,500 Police Staff – of which 290 are PCSOs and 460 Special Constabulary Officers, Police Cadets and Community Volunteers.
Take a look at the pages below to find out more about who we are, what we do and why we do it.