Area Commander Chief Inspector Gary l'Anson is the Area Commander and is responsible for the daily management of local personnel, performance management, community engagement and partnership working within South Ayrshire in order to ensure that key performance indicators and outcomes within the Local Police Plan are delivered. Gary is based at Ayr Police Station. South Ayrshire Area Command South Ayrshire is home to over 110,000 residents and spans an area of some 472 square miles, from Ballantrae in the south to the town and busy harbour of Troon in the North. Tourism and leisure are key economic factors with excellent golf courses including Royal Troon and Turnberry; Ayr Racecourse; and excellent transport links including Prestwick Airport. South Ayrshire is also the birthplace of Robert Burns and Burns Cottage in Alloway attracts thousands of visitors from around the world each year Public consultation has identified antisocial behaviour, serious crime, drug dealing, housebreaking and road safety as key areas of concern, and local police officers work very closely with partners within South Ayrshire to address these issues 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. South Ayrshire Local Policing Plan 2017-2020 (PDF) South 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.