Chief Superintendent Will Kerr is the District Commander for the new H District Command Unit that comprises of Ballymena, Ballymoney, Coleraine, Larne and Moyle. Chief Superintendent Kerr has been appointed as part of the Police Service's restructure in line with the Review of Public Administration.
This new District Command Unit has been designed to ensure the police deliver an effective, efficient and professional service to the area.
The District Commander will lead the change process, develop, shape and engage with the community in order to deliver professional and progressive policing in line with the needs of local communities.
Working to the District Commander and his team, is the Area Commander Chief Inspector Ryan Henderson who will work to deliver policing at a local level. Area Commander Henderson will manage policing in the Larne area and deliver policing on a daily basis. Added to this he will engage directly with the District Policing Partnership, local representatives and communities.
Inspector Noel Rogan is the operations Manager for Larne DCU. He joined the Police in 1982 and has served in Cookstown, Omagh, Antrim, Ballymena, Grosvenor Road Belfast,Carrickfergus and now Larne. He has policing experience in a number of roles such as Road Policing, Tactical Support Group, Drugs and Operational Planning.
He is keen to be involved with the Community and address problem issues. Inspector Rogan is currently a Director on the Larne Strategic Partnership Board, which is tasked with distributing Peace Money to Community Projects. He is also a member of the Town Development Management Team and Community Safety Strategic Group which is tasked with setting up projects in relation to Community Safety Issues.
His role now incorporates co-coordinating Operational Resources, Crime Management and Community Safety for the District.
Following Chief Inspector David Hanna's promotion to Superintendent and transfer to another DCU, Inspector Rogan enthusiastically took on the role of Acting DCU Commander prior to the introduction of the current Area Commander, Chief Inspector Nigel Goddard.
Inspector Rogan plays a proactive part in Larne District Policing Partnership. This coupled with his commitment and dedication to the local community make him a familiar face in Larne Town.
Town Sector Commander
Inspector Harry Millar is the Sector Commander for Larne Town which covers the Town Center and Estates. The Inspector recognizes the need for dialogue with all community representatives, leaders and citizens to further progress the work achieved by the DPP and DCU to date and in this capacity is very much involved with the work of the Partnership.
Inspector Millar is highly committed to a number of objectives which tie in with DCU performance and the DPP's role in monitoring this. These include making an impact upon violent crime, criminal damage and vehicle crime with the intention of making the town and estates safer places for residents and visitors alike. In this role he is active in building relationships with the owners of licensed premises, Larne Borough Council, local schools and community groups.
He works closely with the Domestic Violence Officer, Constable Jan McKay to promote awareness of Domestic Violence and aim towards the reduction of repeat victimization. He is also a Designated Risk Manager for registered sex offenders within the Larne DCU and meets regularly with offenders to help manage the the risk of re-offending, through action plans developed by multi-agency committees.
Inspector Stephen Martin has headed the Intelligence Unit within Larne DCU since November 2005, sourcing, directing and sustaining intelligence within the Command Unit.
Inspector Martin's other responsibilities include Roads Policing Performance and within this role is a trained SIO for Fatal Traffic Collisions.
Criminal Justice Manager & Rural Sector Commander
Inspector George Connolly's role as Criminal Justice Manager is to supervise and quality assure all reports arising from police investigations within Larne District. He ensures that all activities within the DCU take into account police compliance with the Human Rights Act 1988 and Police Codes of Ethics. These are aspects of his role that are of great importance to the DPP and as such Inspector Connolly is a vital contact for Larne District Policing Partnership.
Inspector Connolly is the central point of contact for all Criminal Justice Agencies and his functional responsibilities include Rural Sector Command responsibility for Glenarm and Islandmagee.
Inspector Connolly has served 25 years in the Police. Through the years he has served in West Belfast, East Belfast, Newtownabbey, Londonderry and finally North Belfast before coming here to Larne. He has served both in uniform and CID