Assistant Chief Constable - Local Policing West

ACC Local Policing West


Assistant Chief Constable Mark Williams

Mark Williams was appointed Assistant Chief Constable in April 2016 with overall responsibility for Local Policing in the West of Scotland. 

Mark’s portfolio includes the position of Executive Lead for 2026 Leadership & Culture, Domestic Abuse, Missing Persons as well as Stop and Search.

He joined Lothian and Borders Police in 1993. 

In 1996, he was promoted to Sergeant at Wester Hailes. In 1999, he moved to Penicuik as Inspector before moving on to force headquarters where he undertook a number of departmental roles. 

Mark was promoted to Chief Inspector and served as staff officer to the Chief Constable before being posted to Corstorphine as the officer in charge of West Edinburgh. 

As a Superintendent he held roles in the Force Communications Centre and was the City Centre Commander. 

In February 2010 he was promoted to Chief Superintendent with responsibility for East and Mid-Lothian. 

Prior to his current role, Mark was Local Police Commander of the Edinburgh City Division.