Area Commander

Chief Inspector Brian Poole is the Area Commander for North East Fife and responsible for community response and ward policing, performance management and the daily management of personnel. 

He is supported by Inspector Yvonne Stenhouse and Temporary Inspector Paul Gillespie at Levenmouth, who have responsibility for community engagement and partnership working within the five North East Fife wards. 

The St Andrews wards include Tay Bridgehead, St Andrews and East Neuk & Landward. The Cupar wards include Howe of Fife & Taycoast, Cupar, Ceres and Springfield. The Levenmouth wards include Leven, Kennoway & Largo and Buckhaven, Methil & Wemyss Villages.

East Fife Area Command

North East Fife area is the largest geographical area in Fife, with a population of over 76,000 which is around 21% of Fife's population. Cupar Police Station sits in the former County Buildings in Cupar, while the station at St Andrews is located on Pipeland Road in the town.

North East Fife is situated between the Rivers Tay and Forth and has a largely rural economy with some small industrial centres in the larger towns. The area has a land border to the west with Tayside Division, as well as a bridge border leading directly into Dundee city centre.

The main towns are Cupar and St Andrews, the population of which more than doubles during university term time with an influx of some 8,000 students. 

Agriculture, fishing and tourism are the principle industries in the area with golf-related tourism extremely popular, particularly in the St Andrews area. The East Neuk is a fishing hub as well as a popular tourist retreat with many visitors.

Regular major events include the Open Golf Championship and the Dunhill Links Championships.

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.

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