Area Commander

Chief Inspector Ian Graham is the Area Commander for Shetland and is based at Lerwick Police Station. His responsibilities include performance management, response policing, community engagement, partnership working and the daily management of personnel.


Shetland Island Area Command

Shetland is situated at the crossroads of Scotland and Scandinavia. Its economy is a combination of a prosperous oil industry, tourism and agriculture. The spectacular scenery, cultural importance and abundant wildlife draw tourists during the summer months and the "Up Helly Aa" festival is a popular winter attraction.

The remote and expansive geographical setting, weather and transport infrastructure present unique policing challenges in Shetland but resilient policing and strong partnership working ensure it remains one of Scotland's safest communities. The main police station is located in Lerwick.

Shetland's main police station is located in Lerwick with a section station at Brae. There is a single officer station on the island of Yell, where the North Isles Officer is based, providing a service to the majority of inhabited islands.


Your Priorities

  1. Violence, Disorder & Antisocial Behaviour
  2. Protecting People at Risk of Harm
  3. Road Safety & Road Crime
  4. Serious Organised Crime
  5. Acquisitive Crime
  6. Counter Terrorism and Domestic Extremism

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