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North East

Area Commander

Chief Inspector Murray Tait is the Local Area Commander for North East Edinburgh and has responsibility for policing across these local areas. .

The Area Command is made up of local wards which are:

  • Leith
  • Leith Walk
  • Craigentinny/Duddingston
  • Portobello/Craigmillar

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Please note that our Community Team email address is not monitored 24/7 or for reporting crime or ongoing incidents. These should be reported by calling 101 (non-emergency) or 999 (emergency).

Contact Us

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 below 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 visit their website: 

Or if you have a general enquiry or wish to provide feedback, you can complete the Contact Us form.

Get involved

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.

Twitter: @EdinPolNE
Facebook: (divisional only)


Officers in the North East area work in partnership with City of Edinburgh 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:

Other Links

• Twitter @EdinPolNE
• Facebook: (divisional Facebook only)


Area Command Priorities

The local priorities for North East Edinburgh are:

  • Addressing violence
  • Reducing drug harm and targeting supply
  • Tackling housebreaking and acquisitive crime
  • Dealing with disorder and antisocial behaviour
  • Making our roads safer

The North East Locality Improvement Plan is available here.

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.

Edinburgh Local Police Plan 2020-23 (PDF)

EqHRIA Summary of Results for LPPs (PDF)