Lancashire Constabulary is a large organisation with 5400 police officers and members of staff (including PCSOs) covering around 2000 square miles.
The County is split into 3 main policing areas, known as divisions. Each division is run by Chief Superintendents, known as the Divisional Commander.
The Chief Constable is responsible for maintaining the Queen’s Peace and has direction and control over police officers and staff. The Chief Constable holds office under the Crown, but is appointed by the PCC.
The Chief Constable is accountable to the law for the exercise of police powers and to the PCC for delivery of efficient and effective policing, management of resources and expenditure by the Constabulary. At all times, the Chief Constable, his constables and staff, remain operationally independent in the service of the communities that they serve.
Chief Constable Functions (located within the Policing Protocol Article 2 ss. 21-23)