Area Commander

Chief Inspector Nick Topping is the Area Commander for Aberdeen North. He is based at divisional headquarters in Queen Street. His responsibilities include delivering the outcomes of the Local Policing Plan, community engagement, performance management and partnership working.

Born in Glasgow and educated in West Lothian, Nick started his policing career in Lothian and Borders Police and transferred to Grampian Police in 2004. He spent time as a Police Instructor at the Scottish Police College from 2000 to 2003.

During his service he gained a BA (Hons) in Policing and Police Studies and attended a Post Graduate Diploma in Forensic Science. He was an operational officer, served in the CID and is a Public Order and CBRN Bronze Commander.

Aberdeen City North

Aberdeen North is served by Police Officers based in Bucksburn, Bridge of Don, Tillydrone, Northfield, Kittybrewster, Seaton and Mastrick.  This area is diverse with major arterial routes running through it, very large residential areas and a strong mix of commercial and retail premises, some of which are major convergence points for the whole area.  Significant locations in the area include Pittodrie Stadium and the beach.  Policing in the area, as across Aberdeen, is very much community focused, with significant emphasis on quality of life issues.  We are assisted in this endeavour by our many partner agencies, local citizens and businesses.

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.

The 2017 - 2020 plans have been signed off and will be available in June.

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