There’s a new number two at Lancashire Police

Posted on - 8th May, 2017 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Lancashire Police, Preston News
Current Derbyshire Chief Superintendent Sunita Gamblin
Current Derbyshire Chief Superintendent Sunita Gamblin

There’s a new second-in-command for Lancashire Police after they promoted their current deputy to the top job.


Sunita Gamblin, a chief superintendent at Derbyshire Constabulary, joins the force in June.

She will take on the role of Deputy Chief Constable when current deputy Andy Rhodes becomes Chief Constable in June.

Sunita has worked at Derbyshire for 27 years where she joined as a Constable.

She said: “I’m thrilled and looking forward to working in Lancashire. I owe a huge debt of gratitude to many people, but in particular I would like to thank Derbyshire Chief Constable Mick Creedon for all his advice and support.”

Current Deputy Chief Constable Andy Rhodes said: “Sunita is a highly experienced and talented officer who will bring a fresh perspective to policing in Lancashire. I’m sure she will be a huge asset and I’m excited about welcoming her to the Chief Officer team.”

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Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw added: “I am really pleased with the appointment and with the wealth of experience Sunita Gamblin will bring to the role of Deputy Chief Constable. I am looking forward to working with Sunita as part of Andy Rhodes’ team once he takes up his post as Chief Constable for Lancashire and I am confident that the Constabulary continues to have the quality of leadership necessary to deliver my police and crime plan and to maintain its place as one of the best performing forces in the country.”

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She takes up her post on 29 June 2017. You can follow Sunita on Twitter.

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