Chief Superintendent Mark Williams joined Lothian and Borders Police in 1993.
In 1996, he was promoted to Sergeant at Wester Hailes.
In 1999, he moved to Penicuik as Inspector before moving on to force headquarters where he undertook a number of departmental roles.
Mark was promoted to Chief Inspector and served as staff officer to the Chief Constable before being posted to Corstorphine as the officer in charge of West Edinburgh.
As a Superintendent he held roles in the Force Communications Centre and was the City Centre Commander.
In February 2010 he was promoted to Chief Superintendent with responsibility for East and Mid-Lothian.
Mark is Local Police Commander of the Edinburgh City Division.
Scotland’s capital city of Edinburgh was recently ranked as one of the top five safest cities in the UK (YouGov poll 2009), 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 14 other stations across the city (inclusive of the Police Information Centre).
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 486,000 - swelling to almost double that during the summer months.
There is a staff of 1300 police officers and 240 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.
1. Public safety
2. Antisocial behaviour
3. Serious and organised crime