Newry, Mourne and Down

Newry Mourne & Down is made up of the former Newry & Mourne and Down District policing areas. With a population of around 171,500 and a coastline of 100 miles, it spans from Crossmaglen in South Armagh to Saintfield in South Down. There are seven District Electoral Areas: Crotlieve, Downpatrick, Newry, Rowallane, The Mournes, Slieve Croob and Slieve Gullion and our policing areas of responsibility will reflect these.

Superintendent Paul Reid is the Commander in charge of Newry, Mourne and Down District Command Unit. Superintendent Reid is based at Ardmore Police Station. Chief Inspector Gillian West is responsible for operational matters and is based at Downpatrick Police Station.

District Personnel

  • Superintendent Paul Reid

    Superintendent

    Paul Reid

    is the District Commander for Newry, Mourne and Down District Command Unit.

  • Chief Inspector Joe McMinn

    Chief Inspector

    Joe McMinn

    has responsibility for service delivery for Newry, Mourne and Down.

  • Chief Inspector Gillian West

    Chief Inspector

    Gillian West

    is responsible for operational matters and is based at Downpatrick Police Station.

Your Local Policing Area

Communities living in Newry City, Mourne & Down District now have four Local Policing Teams (LPTs), based in Newry, Newtownhamilton, Downpatrick and Crossmaglen Police Stations, providing 24 hour cover to continue keeping local people safe right across the District. These officers will be supported by three Neighbourhood Policing Teams (NPTs), based in Ardmore, Kilkeel and Newcastle Police Stations, which will be mobile and deployed to areas to deal with critical issues.

Our Commitment to your District

In Newry Mourne & Down we have structured our teams to ensure we have the necessary resources in the right place at the right time to quickly deal with the issues which affect your communities the most. By focusing on collaborative working with the community, statutory and voluntary partners we will address your concerns of anti-social behaviour, drugs, burglaries (especially those where the victims are older persons) and reducing the amount of those killed or seriously injured on our roads.

Your Local Policing Teams (LPTs) are regularly out on patrol in your local communities and endeavour to engage with you at every available opportunity. They now take a more “active” role in engagement and use contact with you to listen to and address any issues you may be experiencing. At the moment we continue to focus a number of resources on anti-social behaviour being experienced in The Flying Horse and Model Farm developments, Downpatrick with dedicated foot patrols in the area, community engagement, and proactive evidence gathering operations to help the local community feel safe in their homes. In Newry there is an emphasis in reducing burglaries especially in the Slieve Gullion District Electoral Area (DEA).

Each LPT officer is dedicated to a nominated DEA. Officers will work with you on community problems, provide advice and reassurance and spend time learning about what most affects your community and how we can work with you and our partners to improve your safety and quality of life. These officers are supported by 3 Neighbourhood Policing Teams who will target the areas in most need of our support, with the aim of keeping all members of the community safe.