Area Commander

Chief Inspector Rob Sturton is the Area Commander for Aberdeenshire North and is based at Peterhead. He is responsible for the daily management of local personnel, performance management, community engagement and partnership working within Aberdeenshire North in order to ensure that key outcomes within the Local Police Plan are delivered.

Rob joined Grampian Police in 1995 and having served in various roles in Elgin and Aberdeen he was promoted to Sergeant in Peterhead. Continuing in the operational environment he was promoted to Community Policing Team Inspector in Garioch and has performed a similar role in Aberdeen City along with the position of Divisional Alcohol and Violence Reduction Unit Inspector for 'A' Division.

Rob returned to North Aberdeenshire in his current post in September 2018.


Aberdeenshire North Area Command

The Aberdeenshire North area has a population of over 115,000 and covers the large towns of Banff, Macduff, Fraserburgh, Peterhead, Turriff and Ellon with additional smaller settlements, farms and associated open agricultural landscape, occasional woodland and a dramatic coastline all features of the wider community.

Industries such as agriculture, fishing and energy related services are embedded within the area which is diverse and has a rich cultural history.

There are four policing areas covering the multi member wards of Banff & District, Troup, Fraserburgh & District, Central Buchan, Peterhead North & Rattray, Peterhead South & Cruden, Turriff & District, Mid-Formartine and Ellon & District. Each policing area each has a nominated Local Policing Team Inspector, covering the Police Stations at Banff, Fraserburgh, Mintlaw, Peterhead, Turriff and Ellon.


Your Priorities

We are acting on priorities to influence policing activity in your area as can be seen in our Local Police Plan.

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