Assistant Chief Constable – Operational Support
Assistant Chief Constable Mark Williams is the executive lead for Operational Support.
ACC Williams’ portfolio consists of the following business areas:
- Events and Emergency Resilience Planning
- Events and Resilience Planning
- Royalty & VIP Protection
- Scottish Resilience Partnership
- Testing & Exercising
- Aviation Safety & Security
- Resource Deployment Unit
- Resource Deployment Redesign Project
- National Football Information Point
- Civil Contingencies
- Protect & Prepare
- Specialist Services
- Armed Policing
- Public Order
- Use of Force Monitoring
- Air Support Unit
- Dog Branch
- Mounted Unit
- Maritime Policing
- Clothing & Equipment
- Road Policing
- Police Negotiating Board
- Railway Policing Committee
- Clinical Governance Group
He is also the Senior Responsible Officer for the Emergency Services Mobile Communications Project.
ACC Williams, joined Lothian and Borders Police in 1993 and was Divisional Commander of Edinburgh City upon the inception of Police Scotland.
He was promoted into the rank of Assistant Chief Constable in 2015 initially undertaking responsibility for Local Policing West before moving to his current role of Operational Support in 2018.
Additionally, ACC Williams has taken the lead on the EU Exit and the strategic partnership link in respect of the COVID 19 pandemic.