I am Inspector Robert MacGregor and I am the Neighbourhood Inspector for Rochdale East which covers Pennine, Castleton, Kingsway and Kirkholt.
During my career I have worked in a variety of roles both as a uniformed officer and as a Detective, but I have always taken up opportunities to work in Neighbourhood Policing and have done so as a Constable, a Sergeant and now as an Inspector. The nature of Neighbourhood Policing has changed significantly over the course of my career and with increased demands on resources I am keen to try to find new ways of working that allows us to deliver the best possible service. This means building and maintaining close relationships with partners, encouraging the community to volunteer their time to play a role in policing, and concentrating on a problem-solving approach to Neighbourhood issues where we dedicate time to addressing the causes of issues and not merely the symptoms.
I am proud to be responsible for the Neighbourhood Team for this area and am fortunate to have a team of Sgts, PCs and PCSOs who are motivated, enthusiastic and driven by a determination to improve the lives of people who live on their beats.
I hope that in the future I will meet many of you at the Neighbourhood Forums, details of which are published on this site and our social media account. Should you want to contact your local officers then you can do this by emailing RochdaleEast@gmp.police.uk though any reports of crimes must be made through 101 or 999 in an emergency.