Inspector James Gillespie

After talking to local residents, you’ve told us that your greatest concerns are assault and violent crime, drunk and disorderly behaviour (including vandalism and graffiti), drug dealing and use, housebreakings and thefts.

Rutherglen South

This team covers the areas of Fernhill, Blairbeth, Cathkin, Springhall, Spittal and Stonelaw.

Safer Rutherglen

Police Scotland has joined forces with Scottish Fire and Rescue Services, South Lanarkshire Council, and Neighbourhood Watch Scotland, to launch a national pilot of a community messaging service – called Safer Rutherglen to help inform local residents of what is happening in their area. 

From 11 December 2013, you can register for the free service to receive news, appeals and community safety advice directly by email, text or recorded phone message. 

You can also specify which type of messages you would like to receive:- from local crime and anti-social behaviour, fire related incident and/or local council news. 

The Safer Rutherglen pilot not only allows those who sign up to receive messages about their local area but they can also give feedback which will help partner agencies provide a better service to everyone in Rutherglen. 

The Pilot will run for three months and will then be evaluated ahead of a possible national role out of the scheme. 

To join the Safer Rutherglen community messaging pilot scheme, register at

Safer Rutherglen

Your Priorities

  1. Violence and Antisocial Behaviour
  2. Dishonesty
  3. Drug Dealing and Drug Misuse
  4. Road Safety and Road Crime

We are acting on these priorities to influence policing activity in your area.  For more information see the Multi Member Ward Plan.

Policing Team

Officer details will be published shortly.

How to Contact Us

In an emergency always dial 999

For non-urgent crime, you can contact your local police office by telephoning 101.

Our Twitter and Facebook sites are not for reporting crime and they are not monitored 24/7.


Your Police Office

Rutherglen Police Office

King Street, Rutherglen, G73 1DG

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