Antrim and Newtownabbey

The District covers 274 sq miles from the shores of Lough Neagh in the west to the shores of Belfast Lough in the east. Its northern boundary with Ballymena leads to the Glens of Antrim and the port of Larne, while to the south it borders Belfast and Lisburn. This stunning location has 138,000 residents, 3730 businesses (including Junction One and the Abbey Centre) and 212,000 annual visitors to its parks, theatres and shores of Lough Neagh. Five million people annually use Belfast International Airport, and 65,000 vehicles commute daily on the M2. 

Superintendent Gerry McGrath is the Commander in charge of Antrim and Newtownabbey District Command Unit. He is supported by Chief Inspector David Moore (Engagement) and Chief Inspector Pete Duncan (Performance). They are responsible for all aspects of local policing and setting the District’s policing priorities along with the Policing and Community Safety Partnership.

District Personnel

  • Superintendent Gerry McGrath


    Gerry McGrath

    is the District Commander for Antrim and Newtownabbey.

  • Chief Inspector David Moore

    Chief Inspector

    David Moore


  • Chief Inspector Peter  Duncan

    Chief Inspector

    Peter Duncan


Your Local Policing Area

Local policing in Antrim and Newtownabbey is delivered by Neighbourhood Policing Teams (NPTs), Local Policing Teams (LPTs) and a District Support Team (DST).

LPTs are based in Antrim and Newtownabbey Police Stations, providing 24 hour cover to keep people safe.

NPTs are based in Antrim and Newtownabbey 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 DST is based in Antrim but works across Antrim and Newtownabbey to support communities through the provision of a focus on operations and patrols to support our District policing priorities, as well as problem solving to support our Neighbourhood and Local Policing Teams achieve solutions to community concerns.

Contacting Police

Enquiry offices in police stations in Antrim and Newtownabbey are open to the public between 11am to 3pm and 3.30pm to 7pm, Monday to Friday.

Contact details for your local Neighbourhood Police Officer are available on the Antrim Neighbourhood Policing Team page and on the Newtownabbey Neighbourhood Policing Team page. When an Neighbourhood Policing Team 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.