Area Commander

Chief Inspector Helen Harrison is the Area Commander for the south east and is responsible for response policing, performance management and the daily management of personnel.

South East Area Command

This area covers the city centre and south of the city. Edinburgh's city centre faces a unique set of issues and pressures within Scotland's capital city.

The city centre is home to the Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh Castle and many cultural attractions such as festivals, events, celebrations and, owing to its unique profile, it also attracts a significant number of protests and demonstrations.

It is the chosen destination for millions of visitors, both national and international, every year and is the public face of the capital.

The south area covers the popular public areas of the Meadows, Bruntsfield Links and Blackford Hill. 

The area has a vibrant and diverse population and houses major healthcare, academic, religious and cultural facilities spread across a broad range of socially diverse residential areas. It also boasts a significant number of small-scale commercial enterprises supporting the local community.

The central residential population expands dramatically during the festival period. Importantly, it also covers the City's world famous areas of the Old Town and the New Town and shares almost exactly the same boundaries as the UNESCO World Heritage site.


Your Priorities

We are acting on priorities to influence policing activity in your area. For more information you can visit the Multi Member Ward plans in your local pages.

Locality Improvement Plans

With our partners, we have asked individuals and community groups for their views on local priorities and services. Using that feedback, we have worked together to develop four Locality Improvement Plans for 2017 to 2022. The Edinburgh Partnership endorsed these plans on 7 December 2017. You can read more information and download the full plans on the City of Edinburgh Council’s website.

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