Central Scotland Police

Central Scotland Police was the territorial police force responsible for the Scottish council areas of Stirling, Falkirk and Clackmannanshire (the former Central region). The headquarters of the force were at Randolphfield House in Stirling.

Central Scotland Police
MottoTogether for Safer Communities
Agency overview
Formed1975 (merger)
Superseding agencyPolice Scotland
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdictionStirling, Falkirk, Clackmannanshire, Scotland
Map of Central Scotland Police's jurisdiction.
Size2,643 km²
Governing bodyScottish Government
Sworn members820 + 100 Special Constables
Agency executive
  • Derek Penman, Chief Constable

Chief Constable Derek Penman was appointed in 2011. The force was heavily involved with policing the 31st G8 summit in 2005. Although the summit's venue, Gleneagles Hotel, fell within the responsibility of neighbouring Tayside Police, the temporary ecovillage encampment near Stirling and the southern approaches to the Gleneagles area were within the Central Scotland Police area.

The force was created on 16 May 1975, with the Central Scotland region, as a successor to the Stirling and Clackmannan Police, also taking the south-western portion of the Perth and Kinross Constabulary area.

An Act of the Scottish Parliament, the Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012, created a single Police Service of Scotland - known as Police Scotland - with came into effect from 1 April 2013. This merged the eight regional police forces in Scotland, together with the Scottish Crime and Drug Enforcement Agency, into a single service covering the whole of Scotland.[1] Police Scotland will have its headquarters at the Scottish Police College at Tulliallan in Fife.

Force Area

Three Area Commands; Stirling, Falkirk and Clackmannanshire relate to the three Councils within the force area.

Stirling Area Command

Stirling (Force HQ) and Bannockburn.

Stirling Sub-Area Command: Aberfoyle, Arnprior, Balfron, Blanefield, Bridge of Allan, Callander, Crianlarich, Drymen, Dunblane, Killin and Lochearnhead.

Falkirk Area Command

Falkirk Sub-Area Command: Bainsford, Camelon and Falkirk (HQ).

Denny Sub-Area Command: Denny (HQ) and Stenhousemuir.

Grangemouth Sub-Area Command: Bo'ness, Grangemouth (HQ) and Maddiston.

Clackmannanshire Area Command

Alloa (HQ), Tillicoultry and Tullibody.

Chief Constables

  • Edward Frizzell (May 1975-November 1979)
  • Ian Oliver (November 1979-November 1990)
  • William Wilson (November 1990-August 2000)
  • Andrew Cameron (August 2000-September 2008)
  • Kevin Smith (October 2008-November 2011)
  • Derek Penman (November 2011-March 2013)



  1. "Police and fire service merger 'would save £1.7bn'". stv.tv. 17 January 2012. Retrieved 19 January 2012.
  2. Acheson, David (2013). Scottish Police Roll of Honour. Police Roll of Honour Trust. ISBN 9780954653446.