Skip to site content Skip to main menu
ACC Williams

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
    • Taser
    • Public Order
    • Negotiators
    • 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.


Recruitment 217X145

Project Servator is a way of policing that aims to disrupt a range of criminal activity, including, terrorism, while providing a reassuring presence for the public.

Coronavirus reporting and FAQ 217x145

Read about reporting and FAQ to help you understand how we are policing the restrictions.

Complaints Banner 217X145 6697 21 Ca

How to make a complaint to Police Scotland, how they are investigated and more.