Divisional Commander

Chief Superintendent Alan Murray 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. 

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.


Local Consultation

Through local consultation we give local people the opportunity to express local views on local issues. Building on this we develop local policing plans which support local communities. 

We also work in partnership with Local Authorities and 3rd sector agencies to ensure that we deliver the best possible Police Service at a local level for all who live, work and visit in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde.

The Herbert Protocol

The Herbert Protocol is here to give you some reassurance and help keep your loved ones safe. The system provides the police with everything they need to know to search for the person “AT RISK OF GOING MISSING” (including individuals living with Dementia, Alzheimer’s, learning difficulties or other cognitive disorders or illnesses).

It’s a form that is kept at home containing important information regarding known routines, habits as well as descriptions of your friend/relative and details of their and others involved with their care. It can be handed to Police so that you do not have to worry about gathering the information during what can be a very stressful time.

Your Priorities

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

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