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. He is supported by Chief Inspector Tim Ross who has responsibility for community engagement and partnership working. Both Brian and Tim are 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.

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