Lochaber is known as one of the 'Gateways to the Highlands and Islands'. The area has a wide variety of landscapes, from the wild moors of Glencoe, with its well-tread mountains climbing high, to the UK's highest peak Ben Nevis. To the west we have Mallaig and Ardnamurchan which are where the journey to the islands begins.
Lochaber, Skye & Lochalsh Area Command deals with numerous mountain and road incidents, due to the ever increasing numbers of tourists taking advantage of its reputation as the 'Outdoor Capital of the UK'. Lochaber continues to be one of the safest places to live and work.
Lochaber, Skye and Lochalsh Area Command stretches from Glencoe and Glen Etive, Mallaig and the Small Isles and on through Glen Shiel to Eilean Donan Castle, Kyle of Lochalsh and the Isle of Skye.
Badenoch, Strathspey and Nairn covers a significant geographical area rich in natural beauty and cultural heritage. The area is popular with tourists and includes the Cairngorm National Park, numerous golf courses and fine beaches which provide a backdrop for summer and winter outdoor activities.
Crime rates are low and detection rates are high across this area. The A9 and A96 are the two main arterial routes which run through this region and significant police resources are directed at reducing casualties on these and other roads.