Area Commander

Chief Inspector Geraldine McSherry is the Area Commander for East Kilbride, Cambuslang and Rutherglen and is responsible for local policing teams, performance management and the daily management of personnel. 

She is supported by Local Problem Solving Team Inspectors Andrew MacDonald and Jim Gillespie who have responsibility for community engagement and partnership working. Both Gillian and Andy are based at East Kilbride Police Office. James is based at Rutherglen Police Office.


East Kilbride, Cambuslang and Rutherglen

East Kilbride is a large town in the South Lanarkshire council area of Scotland. It is also designated as Scotland's first new town on 6 May 1947. The area lies on high ground on the south side of the Cathkin Braes, about 8 miles (13 km) southeast of Glasgow city centre and close to the boundary with East Renfrewshire.

The town is enclosed by the White Cart River to the west and the Rotten Calder to the east, the latter flowing northwards to join the River Clyde near Cambuslang. This area was previously the site of the small and historic village of East Kilbride, prior to its post-war development. The modern settlement serves both as a dormitory town for the city of Glasgow and maintains its own commercial centre.

Rutherglen is a town in South Lanarkshire, Scotland. In 1975, it lost its own local council and administratively became a component of the City of Glasgow District Council. In 1996 Rutherglen was reallocated to the South Lanarkshire council area.


Your Priorities

  1. Antisocial Behaviour and Hate Crime
  2. Violent Crime
  3. Serious Organised Crime and Counter Terrorism
  4. Road Safety
  5. Public Confidence & Local Engagement
  6. Housebreaking and Other Thefts

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