Mid and East Antrim

The area encompassed by Ballymena (including Portglenone, Ahoghill, Cullybackey, Broughshane, Martinstown, Newtowncrommelin, Cargan, Glarryford, Kells & Connor, Clough) Larne, (including Magheramorne, Islandmagee, Ballycarry, Glynn, Glenoe, Glenarm, Carnlough, Ballygalley)  Carrickfergus (including Eden, Whitehead, Greenisland)

The senior command team is in place to ensure the community gets the best possible service from your local officers. Superintendent Ryan Henderson is in overall charge of the District Command Unit that comprises Mid & East Antrim. Chief Inspector Simon Ball is in charge of Local Policing Teams across the district. Chief Inspector Stephen McCauley is in charge of Neighbourhood Policing Teams across the district.

District Personnel

  • Superintendent  Ryan Henderson


    Ryan Henderson

    is the commander in charge of the District Command Unit that comprises Mid and East Antrim. Superintendent Henderson is based at Ballymena Police Station.

  • Chief Inspector  Simon Ball

    Chief Inspector

    Simon Ball

    Is responsible for operational matters in Mid and East Antrim District Command Unit.

  • Chief Inspector  Stephen McCauley

    Chief Inspector

    Stephen McCauley

    is responsible for community policing across the district.

Your Local Policing Area

Communities living in Mid & East Antrim District now have two Local Policing Teams (LPTs), based in Ballymena and Larne Police Stations, providing 24 hour cover to continue keeping local people safe right across the District. These officers will be supported by two Neighbourhood Policing Teams (NPTs), based in Ballymena and Carrickfergus Police Stations, which will be mobile and deployed to areas to deal with critical issues.

Our Commitment to your District

Mid & East Antrim police continually engage with the local community to ensure we are aware of the issues that matter to you. We do this with the support of the Policing and Community Safety Partnership, residents groups, and our daily interaction with local people. 

As a result of this engagement we have produced a local Policing Plan which allows us to focus more keenly on those issues throughout the next 12 months:


  • Reducing harm cause by crime and anti-social behavior
  • Supporting vulnerable victims of crime
  • Keeping people safe on the roads 
  • Focusing on priority offenders 


Mid & East Antrim police has been structured to allow us to allocate the most appropriate resources to areas of need, and structured in such a way that allows us to be flexible in the deployment of resources. This ensures that when the community is in need, your local police will be there to keep people safe.