A new Chief Inspector has taken command of Runcorn Local Policing Unit (LPU).
Rob McLoughlin joined Cheshire Constabulary in 2002 as an 18-year-old and has spent his service to date policing the communities of northern Cheshire.
Rob was initially posted to Widnes and spent the first five years of his career as a constable in a variety of policing areas in Halton.
Rob became a Detective Constable in 2007 – spending seven years on the Northern Crime Unit at Warrington – before promotion to Detective Sergeant.
As Sergeant, Rob worked on Response, Beat and as the Proactive CID Detective Sergeant for Runcorn. More recently he has been the Beat Inspector for Widnes LPU and the Northern Area Investigation Team Detective Inspector for Halton.
He succeeds Andy Blizard who has been promoted to the role of superintendent.
Speaking about becoming Chief Inspector, Rob said:“I am extremely proud to be Chief Inspector at Runcorn.
“My role is critical to ensuring our officers have the support required to meet the needs and expectations of our residents.
“I have a big personal connection and investment to this town and have spent several years policing the area in a variety of front-line roles.
“I understand the challenges of neighbourhood policing – I know what impacts our communities and understand the importance of ensuring the public have total confidence in the police.
“I am committed to putting our residents first to ensure that our area is a safe environment for all to live, work and visit.
“I am supported by a strong team and have sound existing relationships with our partner agencies. I plan to harness their passion and energy to make Runcorn even safer.
“I will ensure that our officers strive to be excellent in the basics and work tirelessly targeting those who are intent on causing harm to our communities.”
Outside of work Rob is married and has a daughter. He enjoys spending time with his family and following football.