Divisional Commander

In May 2016, the Lothians and Scottish Borders Division welcomed Chief Superintendent Ivor Marshall as its new Divisional Commander.

CS Marshall started his policing career with Dumfries & Galloway Constabulary where he worked in a range of roles and ranks across community policing, criminal investigations, local partnerships and in the control room. He later transferred to Lothian & Borders Police where he carried out a number of senior roles. 

As the Deputy Divisional Commander in the City of Edinburgh he had responsibility for a variety of operational teams and was also the police representative on a number of partnership groups. He was chair of the Edinburgh Child Protection Committee for over three years and was a member of the Chief Officer Group.

In recent years he has undertaken lead roles in the delivery of the Commonwealth Games, working with partners on national leadership development and most recently was Head of Training, Leadership & Development for Police Scotland. 

CS Marshall has a wealth of urban and rural policing experience, specifically focusing on prevention and development through collaboration.

The Lothians and Scottish Borders Division

The Lothians & Scottish Borders Division serves around 462,080 people over 2,393 square miles, stretching from Blackridge to Newcastleton. It covers East Lothian, West Lothian, Midlothian and the Scottish Borders .

The Division has four territorial command areas aligned with their respective local councils. Each has a dedicated Area Commander who is responsible for all daily policing functions. Each area is also served by a number of community policing teams whose activities are built around the needs of the local community. They are responsible for responding to local calls and looking for long term solutions to key issues.

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