Area Commander

Chief Inspector Steven Hamilton is the Area Commander for Kirkcaldy/Glenrothes and is responsible for response policing, performance management and the daily management of personnel.

He is supported by Inspector Graeme Neill, who has responsibility for community engagement and partnership working in Kirkcaldy. Chief Inspector Hamilton is also supported by Inspector Joanne McEwan who has responsibility for community engagement and partnership working in Glenrothes.


Central Fife

Central Fife consists of the town of Kirkcaldy and the surrounding towns and villages including Burntisland, Kinghorn and Auchtertool. The population of Kirkcaldy area is around 57,500 which is about 16% of Fife's population.

As well as the Communities Policing Divisional Headquarters being based at Kirkcaldy Police Station, there is a section station at Burntisland which covers that community and neighbouring Kinghorn. Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court sits in the historic court building in Kirkcaldy.

Fife Constabulary Headquarters were formerly in Kirkcaldy before moving to Dysart and then to Glenrothes in 1996. Kirkcaldy's traditional industries were coal mining and the manufacture of linoleum, the latter of which continues to this day. In addition, there is flour milling and light engineering carried out in the area. 

Kirkcaldy has a vibrant town centre with a variety of retail and night-time venues. Kirkcaldy area beat boundaries stretch to just north of the A92 Regional Road, River Forth, Burntisland and to the east of Mossmorran near Cowdenbeath. Kirkcaldy, Burntisland and Kinghorn have railway stations on the main east coast line and the A921 coast road runs through these towns too.

Kirkcaldy area has a Scottish League Football Club, Raith Rovers, a National League Rugby Union Team and is the home of Fife Ice Arena which hosts skating, curling and Fife Flyers, National Ice Hockey League. In addition, the area has several golf courses and public parks. Each springtime Kirkcaldy hosts the 700+ years old Links Market, Europe's longest street fair, on The Esplanade.

Glenrothes local area consists of the New Town area and surrounding towns and villages including Markinch, Leslie and Thornton. Glenrothes population is just over 50,000 which is about 14% of the total population of Fife.

Glenrothes was established in 1948 around the old village of Woodside, much of which still exists, and has grown steadily over the last 60 years. One of the area’s main employers in is Tullis Russell Paper Mill, and there are also several industrial estates producing a diverse variety of goods and services.


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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