Message from Chief Superintendent Nigel Grimshaw
I am absolutely delighted to have taken over as District Commander and look forward to working with my colleagues and the community, to provide a personal policing service, which is visible and responsive to the issues which are important to local people. I do not underestimate the challenges in policing such a large District, but I know there is a foundation of good partnership working already in existence, upon which we can build and which I believe is the key to preventing and reducing much of the harm which affects all our communities.
Chief Superintendent Nigel Grimshaw
District Commander C District
About Chief Superintendent Nigel Grimshaw
Chief Superintendent Nigel Grimshaw is the District Commander in charge of C District, which encompasses the areas of Ards, Castlereagh, Down and North Down.
A police officer with 25 years experience, he held the post of Deputy Head of Criminal Justice Department before his appointment as C District Commander on 7 December 2009. He has also recently held the post of Deputy District Commander for North and West Belfast for a period of four years.
Chief Superintendent Grimshaw has long been involved in the development and implementation of Policing with the Community, especially in a divided communities environment. He has been at the forefront of building relationships between the police and marginalised communities, as well as developing sustainable partnerships at organisational and local level.
He has been closely involved in the development of the PSNI’s Community Safety Policy and has spent considerable time working on the broad spectrum of issues concerning young people and policing. He developed the PSNI Youth Diversion Scheme, as well as working on the Service’s Restorative Justice Policy. In addition he has extensive experience of commanding major public order events in Northern Ireland, and has shared that experience on a national platform.