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Midlothian

Area Commander

Chief Inspector Arron Clinkscales is the Area Commander and is based at Dalkeith Police Station. He is responsible for performance management, community engagement, partnership working and the daily management of local personnel. He is also responsible for delivering the outcomes of the Local Police Plan.


The Midlothian Command Area serves approximately 80,000 people over 137 square miles reaching from the Pentland Hills Regional Park to the small village of Fala. The policing headquarters are based in Dalkeith. Midlothian is a county steeped in history with its diverse historical buildings and picturesque mining villages. Its key location continues to attract new residential and commercial developments.

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