Area Commander

Chief Inspector Alun Williams is the Area Commander for West Lothian and is responsible for response policing, performance management and the daily management of personnel. He is based at the Civic Centre in Livingston.

West Lothian Area Command

West Lothian has the youngest and fastest growing population in Scotland. It is home to approximately 172,990 people and covers 165 square miles, reaching from Broxburn in the east to Blackridge in the west.

The Command Area covers a large part of the central belt of Scotland, which is an attractive base for a range of industries and businesses due to its location and excellent transport links.

West Lothian has a unique set of policing challenges with its industry and retail sectors and its diverse mix of urban, rural and isolated towns and villages.

The division enjoys close links with a number of partner agencies, particularly West Lothian Council.

Your Priorities

  1. Protecting People
  2. Reducing Antisocial Behaviour
  3. Reducing Violence
  4. Tackling Substance Misuse
  5. Road Safety
  6. Tackling Serious and Organised Crime
  7. Tackling Acquisitive Crime
The Community Action Teams (CAT) are deployable across West Lothian to support local officers in tackling your priorities.

The West CAT is led by Inspector Gregor Forbes and Sergeant Vinnie Hughes, and includes: PC Liam Arbuthnott, PC Rhona Douglas, PC Chas Ferns, PC James Fordyce, PC James Friery, PC Josh Hurst, PC Fergus Middleton, PC Amar Mohammad and PC Chris Robertson. This team covers the wards of Bathgate, Armadale & Blackridge, Whitburn & Blackburn and Fauldhouse & the Breich Valley.

The East CAT is led by Inspector Scott Robertson and Sergeant Colin Notman, and includes: PC Marc Lunn, PC Andrew Young, PC Jordan Rintoul, PC Eirlys Jones, PC Francis Sinnet, PC Karley Brown, PC Scott Doull, PC Ross Collett and PC Neill Mcleman. This team covers the wards of Livingston East, Livingston North, Livingston South, Broxburn Uphall & Winchburgh, and Linlithgow.

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