Area Commander

Chief Inspector Steven Duncan joined the former Lothian & Borders Police in 2003 and worked as a PC in both community and response roles in West Lothian in his early career. In 2008, Steven was promoted to Sergeant and worked in Policy and Inspectorate roles at the former Lothian & Borders Police Headquarters before working in both community and response roles in what is now the South East Locality of Edinburgh Police Division. Steven was promoted to Inspector in 2013 and was deployed to the Are Control Room at Bilston Glen and worked in response roles across Edinburgh before becoming Local Area Commander for East Lothian in March 2018.

East Lothian Area Command

The Command Area of East Lothian serves 96,100 local residents along 40 miles of coastline and in an area covering 262 square miles. The policing headquarters sit in the historic market town of Haddington, with the community policing teams covering Musselburgh in the west to Dunbar and the surrounding area in the east.  Although the area is better known for its idyllic countryside and farming, there are important links to tourism and local industry, including fishing and golf.

East Lothian Partnership

The East Lothian Partnership is a multi-agency group co-ordinated by East Lothian Council to drive improvements in line with the nationally agreed Single Outcome Agreement. The Partnership has recruited a Citizens’ Panel, which is a group of East Lothian residents who want to have a say in how their local area is improved. Invitations to join the panel were sent to a sample of households, but membership is open to anyone who is interested (the only stipulation is that they need to be 16 or older and living in East Lothian).

Join the East Lothian Citizens' Panel and have your say by applying online today:


Your Priorities

  1. Reducing Antisocial Behaviour
  2. Tackling Substance Misuse
  3. Reducing Violence
  4. Protecting People
  5. Tackling Serious and Organised Crime
  6. Making our Roads Safer
  7. Reducing Housebreaking

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