Area Commander

Chief Inspector Steven Lowther is the Area Commander and is responsible for the daily management of local personnel, performance management, community engagement and partnership working within Annandale and Eskdale in order to ensure that key performance indicators and outcomes within the Local Police Plan are delivered.  Steven is based at Loreburn Street Police Office, Dumfries.  He is supported in delivering policing services by a number of CID and community safety staff based within his area.


Annandale and Eskdale Area Command

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.

While Galloway in the west has the larger land area, Dumfries has the greater population and proportionally more of our staff, the Annandale and Eskdale area is a rural area which includes the main towns of Moffat, Lockerbie, Langholm, Annan and Gretna all of which have police stations.  In addition there are many smaller villages.

Being the most eastern area of the Division, it provides vital transport links to central Scotland, northern England and Ireland via the A75 euro route.

The biggest town is Annan with an estimated a population of 8,430 people.


Your Priorities

  1. Protecting People.
  2. Reducing Antisocial Behaviour.
  3. Reducing Violence.
  4. Tackling Substance Misuse.
  5. Making our Roads Safer.
  6. Tackling Serious and Organised Crime.
  7. Terrorism.

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