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Ards and North Down incorporates Newtownards, Bangor and Holywood as well as a large number of towns, villages and more rural communities. The district covers an area of about 228 square miles and there is around 115 miles of coastline.

We deliver a policing service that is community focused, tackling the issues that matter to you.

Phone
101
Address
1 Castle Park Avenue, Bangor, BT20 4BS
Opening Hours
11am to 7pm, Monday to Friday

Please note: These email accounts are not monitored 24/7. If you need to report an incident use our online reporting form or contact 101. If it is an emergency call 999.

Phone
101
Address
36-40 John Street, Newtownards, BT23 4LX
Opening Hours
11am-7pm, Monday to Friday

Please note: These email accounts are not monitored 24/7. If you need to report an incident use our online reporting form or contact 101. If it is an emergency call 999.

Your Local Policing Area

Local policing in the Ards and North Down District is delivered by Local Policing Response Teams (LPRTs) and Local Neighbourhood Policing Teams (LNPTs).

Communities living in the Ards and North Down District have five LPRTs based in Newtownards and Bangor Police Stations, providing 24 hour cover to keep people safe.

Local Neighbourhood Policing

There are three LNPTs who cover every district electoral ward in the Ards and North Down District. 

LNPTs are based in based in Newtownards, Bangor Police Stations and work in partnership with communities as well as statutory and voluntary bodies to address local issues and concerns and find long lasting solutions.

The teams are committed to improving your quality of life and building safer communities with you. Your neighbourhood officers work in partnership with other agencies in health, education and local government to deliver collaborative solutions.

Local Neighbourhood Policing Team Contact Details

Your Local Neighbourhood Policing Teams have dedicated phone numbers for you to get in contact directly. Please do not use these contact details to report an incident. They should only be used for general contact with your respective Neighbourhood Team or officer.
 
If you are reporting an emergency, please call 999.

If you are reporting a non-emergency, please report online or call 101.

  • Ards LNPT cover the following wards:  Ballygowan, Ballywalter, Carrowdore, Comber, Conway Square, Cronstown, Donaghadee, Glen, Gregstown, Killinchy, Loughries, Movilla, Portavogie, Scrabo, Warren and the West Winds.

    Contact Ards LNPT
  • North Down LNPT cover the following wards: Ballycrochan, Ballygrainey, Ballyholme, Ballymagee, Bloomfield, Broadway, Bryansburn, Castle, Clandeboye, Crawfordsburn, Cultra, Groomsport, Harbour, Helen's Bay, Holywood, Kilcooley, Kircubbin, Loughview, Portaferry, Rathgael, Rathmore, Silverbirch and Silverstream.

    Contact North Down LNPT
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Our Approach to Engagement

Communities in Northern Ireland are critical to the provision of effective policing services. Improving public perceptions and increasing trust through positive public engagement can significantly increase confidence in policing activity and enhance legitimacy.

Download our 'Here for You’ Public Engagement Vision

Your Community. Your Police.

Neighbourhood policing is at the heart of the service we deliver. You can find out more about our approach to neighbourhood policing and what you can expect from your local police below.

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Female Officer and child

The Hallmarks of Neighbourhood Policing

The Hallmarks of Neighbourhood Policing define our approach to neighbourhood policing. They tell you what you can expect from your local police.

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Foreword from District Commander

We are working hard every day in Ards and North Down to provide a safe environment and community for everyone who works, lives and visits here.

We have two police stations across the district in Newtownards and Bangor and deliver 24/7 policing with five Local Policing Response Teams (LPRTs) and three Local Neighbourhood Policing Teams (LNPTs) responding to your calls for service.

Neighbourhood policing is at the heart of the service we deliver and we work closely with our partners in different sectors to find comprehensive and long lasting solutions to the concerns you raise.

We are here for you and if you have concerns about crime or antisocial behaviour in your neighbourhood please contact your local neighbourhood team.

District Personnel

Superintendent Johnston McDowell
Superintendent Johnston McDowell

Superintendent Johnston McDowell

Superintendent Johnston McDowell is the District Commander for Ards and North Down.

Chief Inspector Trevor Atkinson
Chief Inspector Trevor Atkinson

Chief Inspector Trevor Atkinson

Chief Inspector Trevor Atkinson is responsible for Community Engagement.

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