Chief Inspector Ross Allan is the Area Commander for Linn, Langside, Pollokshields and Southside Central. He is responsible for the daily management of policing, and making sure key performance indicators and outcomes within the Local Policing Plan are delivered.
He is supported by Inspector James Mann, who has responsibility for community policing, based at Aikenhead Police Office covering Linn and Langside and Inspector Alex Hutton, who has responsibility for community policing, based at Gorbals Police Office covering Pollokshields and Southside central.
Chief Inspector Allan is based at Cathcart Police Office.
Linn covers Simshill, Croftfoot, Castlemilk and Carmunnock. The area is home to post war housing estates and cottage flats. Regeneration of the area since the 80s has improved housing and increased local amenities. Linn Park, Glasgow’s second largest park, sits in this area.
Langside covers the areas of Battlefield, Mount Florida and King's Park, as well as the part of Shawlands to the east of Kilmarnock Road. It is primarily a residential district with Victorian tenement housing. It is also home to Scotland’s national football stadium, Hampden Park.
Pollokshields covers Pollokshields, Shawlands, Crossmyloof and Strathbungo. Pollokshields was developed in Victorian times as a conservation area and is now an area of ethnic diversity. Shawlands contains a large number of tenement flats and is a hub for the south side of Glasgow, due to its many shops and amenities.
Southside Central covers the Gorbals, Hutchesontown, Laurieston, Oatlands, Govanhill, Crosshill and Toryglen. The area has undergone a series of redevelopments since the late 19th century, contains a mix of private and social housing, and is the base for the well-known Citizens Theatre.
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