Divisional Commander

Chief Superintendent Alan Spiers joined Strathclyde Police in 1988 working in the Southside of Glasgow. He spent much of his early police career in CID serving in a wide variety of operational roles. 

Between 2003 and 2007 he was seconded to Glasgow City Council (Development and Regeneration Services), establishing a citywide Restorative Justice Service before being promoted to a secondment with a Local Economic Development Agency for Glasgow.
In 2007, having attained a BA Degree in Police Studies and a Masters in Business Administration, Alan returned to Force and was appointed Area Commander in the North of Glasgow.
In May 2009, he was promoted to Superintendent, heading Force Communications.  He oversaw developments within the Force Contact Centre, Information Resources and area control rooms. 

In August 2011, Alan was appointed Temporary Chief Superintendent and Divisional Commander for the Operational Support Division.

In June 2012, he was transferred to the role of Divisional Commander within Renfrewshire and Inverclyde.
Alan is Local Police Commander for Renfrewshire and Inverclyde Division. 

Renfrewshire and Inverclyde Division

The Renfrewshire and Inverclyde Division serves around 264,500 people over 165 square miles. It includes the towns of Paisley, Renfrew, Greenock, Port Glasgow and Gourock - all covered by CCTV surveillance systems for a marked reduction in crime.


Responsibility for policing Glasgow Airport falls to officers of Renfrewshire and Inverclyde Division. With around eight million passengers passing through the airport's terminals each year, it is Scotland's busiest airport and presents the division with unique policing challenges. 


The Division has three territorial command areas aligned with the respective local councils with each having a dedicated Area Commander who has the responsibility for all day-to-day policing functions in that area.


Each area is served by a number of community policing teams. These teams are built around the needs of local people. They are responsible for responding to calls in the local area, as well as looking for long term solutions to key issues.

Your Priorities

1. Drunk or disorderly behaviour

2. Assault and violent crime

3. Drug dealing and drug use

4. Housebreaking and other theft