Divisional Commander

Chief Superintendent  John Paterson  is the divisional commander and is responsible for the area’s local policing strategy. He is based at the divisional headquarters in Dumbarton.

Detective Superintendent Calum Young leads Crime for the Division. Support & Service delivery is the responsibility of Superintendent Kenny Armstrong. Service Delivery is led by CI Kenny Quigley, and Head of Operations is Superintendent Brian Gibson.

Argyll and West Dunbartonshire Division

The Argyll & Bute and West Dunbartonshire Division serves around 182,000 people across 2950 square miles, from urban Clydebank to rural Argyll and the many beautiful island communities such as Mull, Islay and Bute.

The Division has three area commands covering the Local Authority areas – One Area Command for West Dunbartonshire and due to the vast geographical area, two Area commands for Argyll and Bute. Each has a dedicated Area commander who has the responsibility for day-to-day policing functions.

Under this we have 17 Multi Member Wards and each ward is served by local community policing teams. In addition we augment local Community Policing with specialist departments such as Traffic Departments, CID Mountain Rescue and Public Protection Units etc.

Local Consultation 

Through local consultation we give local people the opportunity to express local views on local issues. Building on this we develop local policing plans which support local communities. We also work in partnership with Local Authorities and 3rd sector agencies to ensure we deliver the best possible Police Service at a local level for Argyll and Bute and West Dunbartonshire.

Your Priorities

We are acting on priorities to influence policing activity in your area. For more information see the Local Policing Plans in your local pages.

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