Speaker Chief Superintendent Jim Downie, Divisional Commander of K Division, Police Scotland
Jim will focus on his leadership role, the changing face of community policing in Renfrewshire and what it means for your business.
The Renfrewshire and Inverclyde Division serves around 264,500 people over 165 square miles. It includes the towns of Paisley, Renfrew, Greenock, Port Glasgow and Gourock – all covered by CCTV surveillance systems for a marked reduction in crime.
The Division has three territorial command areas aligned with the respective local councils with each having a dedicated Area Commander who has the responsibility for all day-to-day policing functions in that area.
Each area is served by a number of community policing teams. These teams are built around the needs of local people. They are responsible for responding to calls in the local area, as well as looking for long term solutions to key issues.