Area Commander Chief Inspector Alan Carson is the Area Commander for the south west and is responsible for response policing, performance management and the daily management of personnel. South West Area Command This a diverse area comprising a range of housing types and tenures, as well as a mixture of commercial, light industrial, retail, leisure facilities and green spaces. It comprises both areas of relative affluence, with higher levels of educational attainment and employment levels, and areas with significant levels of social need, relating to higher than average unemployment and poverty. 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. Edinburgh Local Policing Plan 2014-2017 (PDF) Edinburgh Local Policing Plan 2013 (PDF) Edinburgh EIA Plan (PDF) PDF files on this page require a PDF reader, such as the free Adobe Acrobat Reader (download). If you would like this information in an alternative format or language - please phone us on 101 to discuss your needs.