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West Lothian

Area Commander

Chief Inspector Alun Williams is the Area Commander for West Lothian and is responsible for response policing, performance management and the daily management of personnel. He is based at the Civic Centre in Livingston.


West Lothian has the youngest and fastest growing population in Scotland. It is home to approximately 172,990 people and covers 165 square miles, reaching from Broxburn in the east to Blackridge in the west.

The Command Area covers a large part of the central belt of Scotland, which is an attractive base for a range of industries and businesses due to its location and excellent transport links.

West Lothian has a unique set of policing challenges with its industry and retail sectors and its diverse mix of urban, rural and isolated towns and villages.

The division enjoys close links with a number of partner agencies, particularly West Lothian Council.

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