Community Policing Inspectors Gordon McKnight (Nithsdale) and Stewart McColm (Stewartry)

The Community Inspectors are responsible for the community teams in Nithsdale and the Stewartry.

After talking to local residents, you've told us what your main concerns are and these have been outlined under Your Priorities for each ward Area.


This ward covers Troqueer, Cargenbridge, Beeswing, Caulkerbush, Kirkbean, Carsethorn, New Abbey, and Islesteps, delivering services of community and response policing (by the Nithsdale Community Policing Team based at Dumfries).

This ward covers Kirkgunzeon, Dalbeattie, Kippford, Colvend, Rockcliffe and Sandyhills, ,, delivering services of community and response policing (by the Stewartry Community Policing Team).

Your Priorities

We are acting on priorities to influence policing activity in your area. For more information see the Multi Member  Ward Plan.

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.

Policing Team


Your Nithsdale Community Policing Team is led by Sergeant Stuart Burns and Sergeant Graeme Stitt. Constable Andrew Davis, Constable Calum Duignan, Constable Kerry Bowie, Constable Christopher Trosh, Constable Elaine Kirkpatrick, and Constable Kennedy Anderson are dedicated area community officers.

The team also includes Town Centre Officers in the form of Constable Alistair Hope, Constable Dale McEwan, and Constable David Steele, as well as Secondary School Campus Officers Constable Jim Porteous, and Constable Stephen Easthill.

Further support is provided by Constable Alison Jeffers and Constable Julie Brown who are dedicated to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary and the Crichton Campus.


Your Stewartry Community Policing Team is led by Sergeant Colin Scott based at Castle Douglas Police Station. Constables Simon Kennedy, Steele Johnston and Chloe Ellis are dedicated area community officers.

The team also includes Secondary School Campus Officer Constable Nicola McFadzean who covers all 4 secondary schools in the Stewartry area.

Further support is provided by Constable Nicola Wilson of the Anti-social Behaviour team based in Stranraer.

There is also a wider Operational Policing team to respond to immediate emergencies and ongoing incidents throughout the area.

How to Contact Us

Our 'Contact Us' emails are not monitored 24/7.

Our Twitter and Facebook sites are not for reporting crime and they are not monitored 24/7.

In an emergency always dial 999.

For non-urgent crime, you can contact your local police office by telephoning 101.

Please note that our Community Team email address is not for reporting crime or ongoing incidents. These should be reported by calling 101 (non-emergency) or 999 (emergency).

Email accounts are also not monitored 24/7.

Email: or

Your Police Station

Dalbeattie Police Station

Craignair Street, Dalbeattie, DG5 4AX

Dumfries (Loreborn Street) Police Station

Loreburn Street, Dumfries, DG1 1HP