Skip to site content Skip to main menu
ACC Hawkins

Assistant Chief Constable – Local Policing North

Assistant Chief Constable John Hawkins is the executive lead for Local Policing North.
ACC Hawkins’ portfolio consists of the following business areas:

  • North East Division
  • Tayside Division
  • Highlands and Islands Division
  • Contact Command and Control Division
  • Public Confidence
  • Volunteers, including PSYV
  • Special Constables
  • Armed Forces Reservists

He is also the Senior Responsible Officer for the Local Policing Programme and Modernised Contact & Engagement.

ACC Hawkins, who joined Lothian and Borders Police in 1992, was a Chief Superintendent working as Head of Organisational Development at the start of Police Scotland.

He went on to serve as Divisional Commander for Forth Valley before being promoted to ACC in 2016.

Initially, he held the portfolio for Service and Protection before he was appointed ACC for Local Policing North in 2017.



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.