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Commissioner welcomes new Chief Constable

29 June, 2017

Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw has welcomed Andy Rhodes into his new role as Chief Constable of Lancashire.

Chief Constable Rhodes came through a two day interview process supported by the College of Policing and starts in post following his previous role as the Constabulary’s Deputy Chief Constable.

Mr Rhodes began his policing career in Lancashire in 1991, rising to Divisional Commander for East in 2008 and has served as Assistant Chief Constable before being appointed Deputy in 2014.

Following his appointment, Mr Rhodes said, “This is the proudest moment of my career. It’s a challenging and exciting role and I cannot wait to get started.

“One of my main commitments is to listen to and involve the very people who call us for help in how we design our services as well as the frontline professionals who provide them.”

Clive Grunshaw, Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, said:

“Andy brings a wealth of experience to the role. Lancashire is consistently one of the highest performing police forces in the country and I am confident the new Chief Constable will continue to maintain that position.

“It’s an honour and a privilege as Police and Crime Commissioner to be able to appoint the Chief Constable and is one of the biggest decisions I will make.”

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