Area Commander Chief Inspector Andrew McLean is the Area Commander for the Scottish Borders and is responsible for response policing, performance management and the daily management of personnel. He is supported by community Inspectors who are based at Kelso, Hawick and Galashiels, and a team of response Inspectors at Melrose. Scottish Borders Area Command The Scottish Borders has widely dispersed communities and a population of approximately 112,000. The General Register Office for Scotland estimates this will increase to around 130,000 over the next 20 years. The area covers a large and diverse geographical location with rolling hills, moorland, valleys, high agricultural plains and the rocky Berwickshire coastline. The Command Area’s Headquarters are based in Hawick. Your Priorities Protecting People Reducing Violence, Disorder & Antisocial Behaviour Tackling Substance Misuse Road Safety Tackling Serious Organised Crime Tackling Acquisitive Crime Scottish Borders Local Policing Plan 2017-2020 (PDF) Scottish Borders Equality Impact Assessment (PDF) PDF files on this page require a PDF reader, such as the free Adobe Acrobat Reader (download). If you would like this information in an alternative format or language - please phone us on 101 to discuss your needs.