Divisional Commander Linda Jones joined Strathclyde Police in 1992 and initially served in a variety of roles in East and South Ayrshire. She was later promoted to Sergeant and took on an operational role in North Ayrshire before being appointed as Divisional Crime Manager, having a responsibility for all reported crime and oversight of all domestic incidents in Ayrshire. She later took on the role of Area Commander for East Ayrshire and thereafter Operational Superintendent for the area. In 2017 she was appointed to a National Role in C3, overseeing the Divisional Control Rooms across Scotland. She moved to Dumfries and Galloway Division in 2018 and took on the role as Chief Superintendent, Divisional Commander. Dumfries and Galloway Division Dumfries and Galloway covers some 2,649 square miles in the south-west of Scotland, an area of outstanding natural beauty in a mainly rural environment. The Division has two territorial command areas each having a dedicated Area Commander who has the responsibility for all day-to-day policing functions in that area. 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. Your Priorities We are acting on priorities to influence policing activity in your area. For more information see the Multi Member Ward plans in your local pages. Dumfries and Galloway Local Policing Plan will be presented for formal approval on the 28th November 2017. Dumfries & Galloway Local Policing Plan 2017-2020 (PDF) EqHRIA Summary of Results for LPPs (PDF) PDF files on this page require a PDF reader, such as the free Adobe Acrobat Reader (download). If you would like this information in an alternative format or language - please phone us on 101 to discuss your needs.