Area Commander Chief Inspector Brian Shaw is the Area Commander for North Ayrshire and is responsible for response policing, performance management and the daily management of personnel. Brian is based at Irvine Police Office. North Ayrshire Area Command North Ayrshire has a population of approximately 136,000. It is located in the south-west region of Scotland covering 341 square miles and is bordered by the local authority areas of Inverclyde, Renfrewshire, East Ayrshire and South Ayrshire. The largest town, Irvine has an approximated population of 40,000. The area also contains the towns of Ardrossan, Beith, Dalry, Kilbirnie, Kilwinning, Largs, Saltcoats, Skelmorlie, Stevenston, West Kilbride, as well as the Isles of Arran and Cumbrae. This presents a diverse mixture of urban, rural and isolated towns and villages providing officers in the Command Area with a unique set of policing challenges. Building on existing partnerships, problems identified by community consultation are tackled to improve the quality of life for those within North Ayrshire Your Priorities We are acting on priorities to influence policing activity in your area. For more information see the Multi Member Ward plans in your local pages. North Ayrshire Local Policing Plan 2017-2020 (PDF) North Ayrshire Local Policing Plan 2014-2017 (PDF) North Ayrshire Local Policing Plan 2013 (PDF) North Ayrshire Equality Impact Assessment (PDF) PDF files on this page require a PDF reader, such as the free Adobe Acrobat Reader (download). If you would like this information in an alternative format or language - please phone us on 101 to discuss your needs.