Divisional Commander

The Divisional Commander is Kenny Macdonald.

Chief Superintendent Kenny Macdonald joined Strathclyde police in 1991, originally posted to Clydebank, undertaking a variety of largely operational roles around greater Glasgow including Community Policing and Operational Planning. 

In 2013 he moved as Superintendent to Edinburgh City where he was responsible for Staff Support and Service Delivery. He was appointed local policing commander in Lanarkshire division in 2015. 

He was then appointed Local Police Commander for Edinburgh division in January 2016.

Edinburgh Division

Scotland’s capital city of Edinburgh was recently ranked as the safest city in the UK (YouGov poll 2014), and regularly plays host to international sporting and cultural events and celebrations, including the famous Edinburgh Festivals and the International Military Tattoo. 

The divisional headquarters is St. Leonard's Police Station in central Edinburgh where the Local Police Commander, four functional Superintendents and a Detective Superintendent are located.  The station also houses the Divisional Custody Centre. There are 13 stations across the city with the Police Information Centre now accommodating the Violent Offender Watch team.

Edinburgh Division covers a large geographic area from Leith in the North of the city to the Pentlands in the South, with a resident population of around 495,000 - swelling to almost double that during the summer months.

There is a staff of about 1,154 police officers and 96 police staff, which make it is one of the largest police divisions in the UK. 

The Division has aligned with the respective local councils with each having a dedicated Area Commander who has the responsibility for all day-to-day policing functions. 

Each area is served by a number of community policing teams. These teams are built around the needs of local people. They are responsible for responding to calls in the local area, as well as looking for long term solutions to key issues and keeping people safe. 

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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