Chief Inspector Murray Main is the Area Commander and is responsible for the daily management of local personnel, performance management, community engagement and partnership working within Aberdeenshire South in order to ensure that key performance indicators and outcomes within the Local Police Plan are delivered. Murray is based at Inverurie Police Station.
Aberdeenshire South covers the multi member wards of Westhill and District, West Garioch, East Garioch and Inverurie and District, Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Strathdon, Banchory and Mid Deeside, Huntly, Strathbogie and Howe of Alford, North Kincardine, Stonehaven and Lower Deeside and Mearns. These are contained within three policing areas each with a nominated Local Policing Team Inspector.
The area covers the large towns of Inverurie and Westhill, Huntly, Banchory, Portlethen and Stonehaven with a large number of diverse urban and rural communities across a vast area in North East Scotland.
The 2014 population for Aberdeenshire was 260,500, an increase of 1.1 per cent from 2013. The population of Aberdeenshire accounted for 4.9 per cent of the total population of Scotland (National Records of Scotland).
The traditional industries of farming, forestry, fishing and tourism are important, but in the last 40 years the oil and gas industries have contributed greatly to the population increase and the high rate of economic growth. The population is increasingly diverse.
An increasing number of oil service companies are located in Aberdeenshire bringing further employment opportunities in addition to the traditional agriculture and forestry sectors. Tourism in Deeside and the eastern Cairngorms also makes a significant contribution to the local and national economy.
The community is served by larger police stations at Inverurie, Huntly, Banchory and Stonehaven with smaller stations at Westhill, Kemnay, Alford, Braemar, Ballater, Aboyne, Portlethen and Laurencekirk.
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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