Eastern BCU

The Area Commander for the Eastern area of Cheshire is Acting Chief Superintendent Andrew Southcott.

Areas we cover

The Eastern Area mirrors the boundaries of Cheshire East Council which has a population of more than 372,000 people. We have six neighbourhood policing teams that cover the area, these are:

Covering a total of 449 square miles, its communities range from some of the most affluent towns and villages in the country, through to areas with some of the highest levels of social deprivation in the region. Policing has to be delivered to rural communities, market towns, and significant regional centres of industry and commerce. We also have to be aware of cross border crimes including anti-social behaviour, alcohol-related crime and drug crime as we patrol the M6 and M56 corridors.

What are our aims?

Our aims are:

  • To reduce crime and disorder, making our communities safer.
  • Manage and use resources better, getting the maximum benefit out of our valuable assets.
  • Actively targeting prolific offenders within the communities.
  • Continue to work with other agencies to help make the community feel safer.

We are you local police force and we aim to work with you in making Cheshire an even safer place to work and live.

As Area Commander I would like to thank you for that support and would encourage each and every member of the community to contact the police with information on crime in your area, no matter how insignificant you feel it may be.

If the incident is happening right now then don’t hesitate to dial 999. However, if the incident isn’t occurring right now phone Cheshire Police on 101. Alternatively you can live information with CrimeStoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.