Chief Superintendent Stephen McAllister is the Divisional Commander for Forth Valley.
CS McAllister has been a member of the Forth Valley Divisional Senior Command Team since 2014, when he was Superintendent in charge of Support & Service Delivery .
He has been in the police service for over 28 years, during which time he has worked in a variety of ranks and roles across local community policing and CID, primarily within the West of Scotland.
He has also spent time in national roles within the National Counter Terrorism Security Office where he specialised in protective security and he is also a police negotiator and a national co-ordinator for negotiators across Scotland.
CS McAllister said of his appointment in August 2016: "Having been part of the Forth Valley Division Senior Management Team for the last two years and interim Local Policing Commander for the last three months, I am delighted to be appointed as Divisional Commander.
"I have thoroughly enjoyed my time within the Division and it’s a real privilege to be given the opportunity to lead a team of committed officers and support staff in the delivery of a local policing service to the communities of Forth Valley.
"I will ensure that the priorities that have been set in consultation with the community are delivered upon, with the aim of continuing to make Forth Valley a safe place to live, work and visit."
The Forth Valley Division serves around 294,430 people over an area of 984 square miles, stretching from the mountain tops of Loch Lomond to Blackness in the East.
The Division has three area command areas aligned with the 3 local councils – Falkirk, Stirlingshire and Clackmannanshire.
Each local authority has a dedicated Area Commander who has responsibility for all day-to-day policing in the area and is served by a number of community policing teams.
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