Inspector Brian Burns

After talking to local residents, you’ve told us that your greatest concerns are antisocial behaviour involving youth disorder and off-road motorcycles on farmland; alcohol abuse and its associated problems among young people; speeding and inconsiderate driving; and the protection of vulnerable residents from doorstep callers. In our plans below, you can see how we are tackling these issues.

Leaderdale and Melrose

Our team covers the main towns of Melrose, Lauder and Earlston and includes the areas of Tweedbank, Darnick, Gattonside, Newstead, Redpath, Blainslie and Oxton.


Your Priorities

We are acting on priorities to influence policing activity in your area. For more information, see the Multi Member Ward Plan.

Policing Team

Sgt Duncan Marker, PC Michael Norrie (Lauder), PC Calum Wilson (Melrose), PC Karen Ballantyne (School link officer)

How to Contact Us

Our 'Contact Us' emails are not monitored 24/7.

Our Twitter and Facebook sites are not for reporting crime and they are not monitored 24/7.

In an emergency always dial 999.

For non-urgent crime, you can contact your local police office by telephoning 101.

Please note that our Community Team email address is not for reporting crime or ongoing incidents. These should be reported by calling 101 (non-emergency) or 999 (emergency).

Email accounts are also not monitored 24/7.


Your Police Station

Lauder Police Station

East High Street, Lauder, TD6 6RP