Community Policing Inspector Stewart McColm

Inspector Stewart McColm is the Community Inspector for Galloway Area Command. He is responsible for the community teams in Wigtownshire and the Stewartry. 

After talking to local residents, you've told us what your main concerns are and these have been outlined under the Local Policing Plan.



Mid Galloway

This ward covers Isle of Whithorn. Whithorn, Garlieston, Sorbie, Whauphill, Kirkinner, Wigtown, Kirkcowan, Newton Stewart, Minnigaff, Glentrool, Creetown and Port William delivering services of community and response policing

Your Priorities

We are acting on priorities to influence policing activity in your area.  The Dumfries and Galloway Local Policing Priorities 2017-2020 are;

1. Tackling Anti-social Behaviour

2. Protecting vulnerable people at risk of harm

3. Homes being broken into.

4. Drug dealing and substance misuse

5. Violent Crime

For more information see the Dumfries and Galloway Local Policing Plan.

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Policing Team

Your Mid Galloway Policing Team is led by Sergeant Colin Scott based at Castle Douglas Police Station. Constables John Jamieson, Krystle Martin and Rachael Jackson (who also covers the Douglas Ewart High School) are the dedicated area community officers based at Newton Stewart Police Station.

Further support is provided by Constable William Dodds, the Galloway Anti-social Behaviour Officer based at Newton Stewart. 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: WigtownCPT@scotland.pnn.police.uk

Your Police Station

Machars Police Station

St John Street, Whithorn, Newton Stewart, DG8 8PD

Newton Stewart Police Station

Arthur Street, Newton Stewart, DG8 6DE