Area Commander

Chief Inspector Debbie Reilly is the Area Commander and is responsible for the daily management of local personnel, performance management, community engagement and partnership working within Inverclyde in order to ensure that key performance indicators and outcomes within the Local Police Plan are delivered.

Inverclyde Area Command

Inverclyde is bordered on its north edge by the Firth of Clyde and stretches south where it meets North Ayrshire. It has a population of over 80,000 people. It is one of the smallest in terms of area (29th) and population (27th) out of the 32 Scottish unitary authorities.


The main towns of Greenock and Port Glasgow are surrounded by smaller local communities such as Wemyss Bay, Gourock and Kilmacolm and policing delivery is tailored to meet the needs of those communities. Partnership working in Inverclyde is well established and those partnerships deliver a highly effective police service which in turn has a positive impact on local communities.


Inverclyde has a rich and renowned history in shipbuilding and the ‘deep water docking’ within the Clyde still offers berth to visiting cruise ships. Much investment has centred on education within Inverclyde and the area is home to the Greenock campus of West College Scotland.

Your Priorities

  1. Protecting people at risk of harm
  2. Serious and organised crime
  3. Violence, antisocial behaviour and disorder
  4. Road safety and road crime
  5. Counter terrorism and domestic extremism

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