Area Commander Chief Inspector Pat O'Callaghan is the Area Commander for East Kilbride and is responsible for response policing, performance management and the daily management of personnel. He is supported by Inspector Mark Leonard who has responsibility for community engagement and partnership working. Both Pat and Mark are based at East Kilbride Police Office. East Kilbride Area Command East Kilbride is a large town in the South Lanarkshire council area of Scotland. It is also designated as Scotland's first new town on 6 May 1947. The area lies on high ground on the south side of the Cathkin Braes, about 8 miles (13 km) southeast of Glasgow city centre and close to the boundary with East Renfrewshire.The town is enclosed by the White Cart River to the west and the Rotten Calder to the east, the latter flowing northwards to join the River Clyde near Cambuslang. This area was previously the site of the small and historic village of East Kilbride, prior to its post-war development. The modern settlement serves both as a dormitory town for the city of Glasgow and maintains its own commercial centre. Your Priorities Protecting people Reducing antisocial behaviour Reducing violence Tackling substance misuse Making our roads safer Tackling serious and organised crime Your Documents South Lanarkshire Local Policing plan 2013-14 18032013 (PDF) South Lanarkshire Equality Impact Assessment (PDF) PDF files on this page require a PDF reader, such as the free Adobe Acrobat Reader (download).