Gloucestershire Local Policing
Policing in the county is being delivered through six local policing areas:
Cheltenham - Tewkesbury - Gloucester - Forest - Cotswolds - Stroud
There are also 9 Local Policing Teams covering 55 communities:
2 each in Cheltenham, Gloucester and Stroud and 1 in Tewkesbury, the Forest and the Cotswolds.
The interactive national map gives the public access to local statistics and details on crime and neighbourhood policing in their street and local area here.
Neighbourhood policing is at the heart of Gloucestershire Constabulary. It is also a national initiative supported by the Association of Chief Police Officers. Our focus is to have safer communities within Gloucestershire in conjunction with our partners and meet the Government's overall Citizen Focus agenda. This involves the allocation of dedicated resources, intelligence led targeting of issues that matter most to the public and joint action by the police service, partner agencies and the public to address community problems.
Gloucestershire Constabulary has implemented a Neighbourhood Policing Action Plan in order to ensure that its approach to the on-going development of Neighbourhood Policing is undertaken in a meaningful and consistent way, which is focused on actions and local responsibilities.
With effect from 10 February 2014, there will be a change to the command arrangements for the Local Policing Areas (LPAs). Over this period, Local Policing Command will be led by two Superintendents:
- Forest of Dean, Gloucester and Stroud - Superintendent Jim McCarthy
- Cheltenham, Cotswolds and Tewksbury - Superintendent Bridget Woodhall
Each LPA, as currently structured, will be led by a Chief Inspector. These will be:
Chief Inspector Steve Gillett is in charge of policing the Cheltenham Local Policing area.
Temporary Chief Inspector Steve Porter is in charge of policing the Tewkesbury Local Policing area.
Acting Chief Inspector Neil Smith is in charge of policing the Gloucester Local Policing area.
Acting Chief Inspector Richard Boyles is in charge of policing the Forest Local Policing area.
Temporary Chief Inspector Jonathon Smith is in charge of policing the Cotswolds Local Policing area.
Acting Chief Inspector Andrew Poole is in charge of policing the Stroud Local Policing area.