Community Policing Inspector Gordon McKnight

Inspector Gordon McKnight is the Community Inspector for Dumfriesshire Area Command. He is responsible for the community teams in Dumfries, Nithsdale and Annandale and Eskdale.

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.

Mid and Upper Nithsdale

This ward covers Sanquhar, Kirkconnel, Kelloholm, Wanlockhead, Drumlanrig, Carronbridge, Thornhill, Penpont, Moniaive, Dunscore, Closeburn, Auldgirth, and Holywood, delivering services of community and response policing

Your Priorities

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

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Policing Team

Your community Policing Team is led by Sergeant Stuart Burns and Sergeant Graeme Stitt covering Nithsdale. Constable Hayley McKerlie, Constable Ian Harvey, Constable Lee Smith, and Constable Kennedy Anderson are dedicated area community officers. The team is also supported by the wider Nithsdale Community Policing Team from Dumfries. As well as Constable Ian Pagan of the Anti Social Behaviour Team.

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.


Your Police Station

Sanquhar Police Station

Glasgow Road, Sanquhar, DG4 6BZ

Thornhill Police Station

Manse Road, Thornhill, DG3 5DR