Chief Inspector Brian Shaw is the Local Area Commander for North Ayrshire and has responsibility for policing across these local areas.
Each area is served by a number of community policing teams. These teams are built around the needs of local people. They are responsible for responding to calls in the local area, as well as looking for long term solutions to key issues.
The Area Command is made up of 10 local wards which are:
- Irvine West – AyrshireLPSTIrvine@scotland.pnn.police.uk
- Irvine East – AyrshireLPSTIrvine@scotland.pnn.police.uk
- Kilwinning – AyrshireLPSTKilwinning@scotland.pnn.police.uk
- Stevenston – AyrshireLPST3Towns@scotland.pnn.police.uk / AyrshireLPSTArran@scotland.pnn.police.uk
- Ardrossan and Arran - AyrshireLPST3Towns@scotland.pnn.police.uk / AyrshireLPSTArran@scotland.pnn.police.uk
- Dalry & West Kilbride - AyrshireLPSTGarnockValley@scotland.pnn.police.uk / AyrshireLPSTNorthCoast&Cumbraes@scotland.pnn.police.uk
- Kilbirnie & Beith – AyrshireLPSTGarnockVAlley@scotland.pnn.police.uk
- North Coast & Cumbraes - AyrshireLPSTNorthCoast&Cumbraes@scotland.pnn.police.uk
- Irvine South – AyrshireLPSTIrvine@scotland.pnn.police.uk
- Saltcoats – AyrshireLPST3Towns@Scotland.pnn.police.uk / AyrshireLPSTArran@scotland.pnn.police.uk
Please note that our Community Team email addresses and social media channels are not for reporting crime or ongoing incidents. These should be reported by calling 101 (non-emergency) or 999 (emergency).
Our 'Contact Us' mailbox and community mailboxes are not monitored 24/7.
In an emergency always dial 999. For non-urgent crime, you can contact your local police office by telephoning 101.
There are several ways you can contact your Community Policing Team or make a report to the police.
If your report is not an emergency call 101 or, if your enquiry is an emergency, always dial 999. If you have dialled 101 or 999 by mistake or if you no longer require assistance, please stay on the line and let us know rather than ending the call.
If you wish to report a crime online, you can do so here.
If it is not an emergency and you are not reporting a crime, you can visit or email your Community Policing Team by clicking on the relevant Ward Areas listed above.
Alternatively, you can contact Scottish CrimeStoppers who are an independent charity that give people the power to speak up and stop crime anonymously. You can call them on 0800 555 111 or email: crimestoppersscotland-uk.org
If you have a general enquiry or wish to provide feedback, you can complete the Contact Us form.
If you are looking for details of our local meeting dates open to members of the public these can be found on our social media pages.
Officers in the North Ayrshire area work in partnership with North Ayrshire Council, other public services and the community and voluntary sector in order to improve outcomes for communities.
In all situations where a crime has been committed, you should contact Police Scotland however, there are many other services available to provide support where there is no criminality.
The most frequently used are:
- North Ayrshire Council for social work queries, anti-social behaviour, noise complaints etc.
- ALISS for information about foodbanks and homelessness support
- NHS24 for all medical or mental health concerns
- Scottish Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline
- Breathing Space
- Housing associations
- Citizen’s Advice
- Consumer Advice
- Trading Standards Scotland
- Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
The local priorities for North Ayrshire are:
- Drug dealing and drug misuse
- Violence and antisocial behaviour
- Road Safety
The local police plan is below.