Argyll and West Dunbartonshire division is the area covered by Argyll and Bute Council and West Dunbartonshire Council. The division is made up of the three command areas above.
The priorities for your area are decided by data from our strategic assessment which details threats and risks, and also from feedback from local authorities, partners, and residents in the Your Police survey.
- Serious organised crime
- Crimes of theft and dishonesty
- Road safety and road crime
- Violent crime
- Public protection.
You can read more information about how these priorities are decided and how officers work with local councils and partners to improve your community and address these issues, in the Argyll & Bute Local Policing Plan and West Dunbartonshire Local Policing Plan. You can also keep up to date with what's happening in your area through the divisional Facebook and Twitter channels.
The Divisional Commander is Chief Superintendent Lynn Ratcliff, who is responsible for all policing in Argyll & West Dunbartonshire division and its three area commands.
Pledge to Stop Scams
We are continuing to see an increase in the number of people falling victim to scammers throughout West Dunbartonshire and Argyll and Bute. To help tackle this, we have created a local initiative to ask everyone to make a “Pledge to Stop Scams”. As part of this initiative we would like to promote some available resources to help keep yourself safe from becoming and victim of fraud, however would ask you to also pass this onto anyone you know who may be more vulnerable, particularly if they don’t have access to online resources.
The Herbert Protocol
Following its introduction in Scotland, the Hebert Protocol has been used many times to trace missing people with dementia and return them home. Please view our page here.
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