Area Commander

T/Chief Inspector Gordon Deans is the Area Commander for Orkney and is based at Kirkwall Police Station. His responsibilities include performance management, response policing, community engagement, partnership working and the daily management of personnel.

The Local Area Inspector is T Inspector Keith Bendall.


Orkney Islands Area Command

Orkney is the second most northerly command area and consists of a group of inhabited and uninhabited islands. It is famous for its history, wildlife and jewellery. The community is supported by a successful and established agricultural economy, famous for its cheese and quality beef.

Tourism is now a major factor in Orkney’s economy together with a long established oil industry and the new sustainable, renewable energy. This presents employment opportunities and makes Orkney one of the most sought after areas to work and live.

The two police stations in Orkney are situated at Kirkwall and Stromness. The outer North and South Isles are serviced by the Orkney Rural Beats Section, which also police South Ronaldsay and Burray.


Your Priorities

  1. Protecting People
  2. Reducing Antisocial Behaviour
  3. Reducing Violence
  4. Tackling Substance Misuse
  5. Making our Roads Safer
  6. Tackling Serious and Organised Crime

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