Area Commander

Chief Inspector Mark Leonard is the Area Commander for Wishaw, Motherwell and Bellshill and is responsible for local policing teams, performance management and the daily management of personnel.

He is supported by Local Problem Solving Inspector Martin Speirs who has responsibility for community engagement and partnership working. Martin is based at Wishaw Police Office.

Chief Inspector Leonard is also supported by Local Problem Solving  Inspector Keith Campbell, who has responsibility for community engagement and partnership working. Keith is based in Bellshill.

Motherwell, Wishaw & Bellshill

Wishaw is a town and former burgh in North Lanarkshire, Scotland. It is on the edge of the Clyde Valley, 15 miles (24 km) south-east of Glasgow.

Bellshill sits about 10 miles south east of Glasgow city centre.  For many years it was home to a specialised maternity hospital which has now been replaced by houses and flats.  The town has also been known for its music, especially since the 1980s.

Mossend and Holytown sit to the east of Bellshill near Strathclyde Country Park.  A former mining and steel area, many residents are now employed in manufacturing or retail.  Holytown was the birthplace of James Keir Hardie, founder of the Labour Party. Thorniewood and the village of Viewpark sit west of Bellshill and like many other towns in the area provided homes for workers in the local mining industry.

Today they have a number of amenities such as a sport complex and community centre.  The area is home to the well known junior football club Thorniewood United.

Your Priorities

  1. Counter Terrorism
  2. Serious and Organised Crime & Drugs
  3. Serious Violent Crime and Public Protection
  4. Road Safety
  5. Public Confidence & Local Engagement
  6. Acquisitive Crime
  7. Anti-social Behaviour and Hate Crime

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