Area Commander

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


Galloway 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.

The Galloway area covers the west of the force area, encompassing the local authority areas of Stewartry, Wigtown and Wigtown West.  The A75 euro route running though the Galloway area provides vital transport links to Ireland and Northern England.

Within the mainly rural areas of Wigtown and Wigtown West are the towns of Stranraer, Portpatrick, Glenluce, Newton Stewart and Machars, along with many other smaller villages.  Stranraer and Newton Stewart are home to the local police stations along with the new Port Unit Police Station at the Stenaline Loch Ryan Port.

The Stewartry covers a large land mass which includes the main towns of Kirkcudbright, Castle Douglas and Dalbeattie, in addition to many smaller villages.  All three main towns are home to local police stations.

The biggest town in the Galloway area is Stranraer with an estimated population of 10,290 by the National Records of Scotland.


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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