Divisional Commander

Chief Superintendent Mike Leslie joined legacy Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary in 1985. 

The early part of his career was in uniform and in 1990 he moved to the CID where he remained for a number of years. Following promotion to Detective Inspector he spent three years working on the Lockerbie Trial at Kamp Van Zeist in The Netherlands. This period saw him heavily involved with the Crown Office and a number of foreign law enforcement and intelligence agencies in the case preparation and subsequent trial. In 2002 he was promoted to Chief Inspector and transferred to Stranraer as the Area Commander. He returned to Dumfries in 2006 and was promoted Superintendent in 2008. 

Following the creation of Police Scotland Mr Leslie held the post of Operational Commander for Dumfries and Galloway Division. In April 2015 he was appointed Divisional Commander.

Dumfries and Galloway Division

Dumfries and Galloway covers some 2,649 square miles in the south-west of Scotland, an area of outstanding natural beauty in a mainly rural environment.

The Division has two territorial command areas each having a dedicated Area Commander who has the responsibility for all day-to-day policing functions in that area.

Each area is served by a number of community policing teams. These teams are built around the needs of local people. They are responsible for responding to calls in the local area, as well as looking for long term solutions to key 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.

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