Area Commander

Chief Inspector Neil Mitchell

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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