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Belfast City District Command Unit covers an area of 44.4 square miles has a population of 341,877 with a further transient population of over 120,000. We are home to a diverse population and welcome a large number of tourists to the district every year. We deliver a policing service that is community focused and solving problems in partnership with other agencies and tackling the issues that matter to you.

Phone
101
Address
276 Lisburn Road, Belfast, BT9 6GG
Opening Hours
11am-7pm, Monday to Friday
Phone
101
Address
60 Victoria Street, Belfast, BT1 3GL
Opening Hours
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Phone
101
Address
1-5 Dundela Avenue Belfast BT4 3BQ
Opening Hours
11am-7pm, Monday to Friday
Phone
101
Address
134 Tennent Street, Belfast, County Antrim, BT13 3GF
Opening Hours
11am-7pm, Monday to Friday
Phone
101
Address
139 Stewartstown Road, Belfast BT11 9NB
Opening Hours
11am-7pm, Monday to Friday

Your Local Policing Area

Local policing in Belfast is delivered by Local Policing Response Teams (LPRTs), Local Neighbourhood Policing Teams (LNPTs) and a District Support Team (DST).

Communities living in Belfast City District now have twenty LPRTs, based in Lisburn Road, Tennent Street, Strandtown and Woodbourne Police Stations, providing 24 hour cover to keep people safe.

Local Neighbourhood Policing

There are seventeen LNPTs who cover every district electoral ward in the Belfast district. 

LNPTs are based in based in Tennent Street, Woodbourne, Strandtown, Musgrave Street and Lisburn Road 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

Contact details for your Local Neighbourhood Policing Teams (LNPTs) are listed below. When a LNPT officer is unavailable to take your call you will be able to leave a message so that you can be contacted on their return to duty.

If your call relates to an emergency, please call 999.

If your call relates to a non-emergency, please call 101 to report the matter.

The email addresses below are for general enquiries and are not monitored 24/7. It should not be used to report incidents or crimes. These should be reported by calling us on 101, or 999 in an emergency.

  • Lisburn Road LNPT is based in Lisburn Road police station and covers the following wards: Belvoir, Blackstaff, Central, Finaghy, Malone, Musgrave, Ormeau, Stranmillis, Upper Malone and Windsor.

    Contact Lisburn Road LNPT
  • Musgrave Local Neighbourhood Policing Team is based in Musgrave Street police station and covers the following wards: Musgrave, Lower Ormeau and Markets area.

    Contact Musgrave LNPT
  • Strandtown LNPT is based in Strandtown police station and covers the following wards: Rosetta, Ravenhill, Orangefield, Merok, Hillfoot, Cregagh, Stormont, Shandon, Sandown, Knock, Gilnahirk, Garnerville, Belmont, Woodstock, Sydenham, Connswater, Bloomfield, Beersbridge and Ballymacarrett.

    Contact Strandtown LNPT
  • Tennent Street LNPT is based in Tennent Street police station and covers the following wards: Ardoyne, Ballygomartin, Ballysillan, Bellevue, Cavehill, Cliftonville, Duncairn, Forth River, Fortwillam, Innisfayle, Legoniel, New Lodge, Shankill, Waterworks and Woodvale.

    Contact Tennent Street LNPT
  • Woodbourne LNPT is based in Woodbourne police station and covers the following wards: Andersonstown, Ballymurphy, Beechmount, Clonard, Colin Glen, Dunmurry, Falls, Falls Park, Ladybrook, Lagmore, Poleglass, Shaw's Road, Stewartstown, Turf Lodge and Twinbrook.

    Contact Woodbourne 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.

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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 Belfast to provide a safe environment and community for everyone who works, lives and visits here.

We have five operational police stations across the district in North, South, East and West Belfast and deliver 24/7 policing with twenty Local Policing Response Teams (LPRTs) and seventeen Local Neighbourhood Policing Teams (LNPTs) responding to your calls for service. They are supported by a criminal justice team that put the victim first and brings offenders before the courts.

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 community please contact your local neighbourhood team.

District Personnel

Chief Superintendent Darrin Jones
Chief Superintendent Darrin Jones

Chief Superintendent Darrin Jones

Chief Superintendent Darrin Jones is the District Commander for Belfast.

He has 30 years’ service and previously served in Mid and East Antrim and Derry City and Strabane as a District Commander.

The majority of his service has been in local policing delivery and he is particularly passionate about neighbourhood policing and community problem solving.

He holds a business degree and recently completed a post graduate diploma in Leadership from Queen’s University Belfast. He is also a graduate and member of the Leadership in Counter Terrorism (LINCT) alumni.

He is the Police Service of Northern Ireland's lead for business crime and also holds a national portfolio for training and accrediting UK policing’s response to crime in the maritime environment.

Superintendent Nigel Henry
Superintendent Nigel Henry

Superintendent Nigel Henry

Superintendent Nigel Henry has over 31 years policing experience, largely in uniformed beat and patrol roles. He was promoted to Superintendent in January 2021 with responsibility for policing in North and West Belfast.

Prior to this he served in Newry, Mourne and Down District in the rank of Chief Inspector.

Superintendent Henry is the district lead for professional standards and discipline.

Superintendent Amanda Ford
Superintendent Amanda Ford

Superintendent Amanda Ford

Amanda began her Policing career in Newry, Mourne and Down District in 2008, where she served her probationary period, developing the critical core skills required to perform effectively at the rank of Constable. It was here that she began to progress her career into supervisory roles from local policing to Neighbourhood and community planning. She fully immersed herself in these roles with a strong desire to serve her community and formed close working relationships with partners.

Amanda was then promoted to Mid Ulster District where she learnt a new policing environment and was able to bring her skills and experience of response and neighbourhood policing. Amanda returned to Newry Mourne and Down District at the rank of Inspector in 2019 and provided valuable input to the South Armagh Review team - the initial implementation of which she was heavily involved in following her appointment to Newry, Mourne and Down Senior management team at Chief Inspector rank.

In March 2022, Amanda was promoted to the rank of Superintendent within Belfast District Senior Leadership team and brings with her significant experience in partnership working. She continues to develop close links with stakeholders and partner agencies, working in collaboration to meet the needs of our local communities, by working with the community.

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District Commander Placeholder Photo

Chief Inspector Mark Roberts

Chief Inspector Roberts joined the police in 1994 and has spent his entire career in Local Policing and Operational Support Department. He is currently Chief Inspector in Operations with responsibility for Events; Resourcing and Emergency Planning. As well as being a Silver Commander, he is also a Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) on scene Commander and a coordinator for the Police Service Body Recovery Team.

Prior to his role in Musgrave he served for 14 years in HQ Emergency Planning where he specialised in multi-agency preparedness and major incident response. In December 2020 Chief Inspector Roberts was awarded the QPM for Services to Policing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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District Commander Placeholder Photo

Chief Inspector Allister Hagan

Chief Inspector Allister Hagan is responsible for policing in North Belfast.

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District Commander Placeholder Photo

Chief Inspector Peter Branningan

Chief Inspector Peter Branningan is responsible for policing in West Belfast.

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District Commander Placeholder Photo

Chief Inspector Rosemary Thompson

Chief Inspector Rosemary Thompson is responsible for policing in West Belfast.