Retiral from key police role
SCOTLAND’S top inspector of policing has announced he is to retire next year.
Derek Penman, HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary in Scotland, has given notice to the Scottish Government that he intends to retire on March 31.
Mr Penman has spent 33 years in policing, and took up his current role in 2014. He said he “consistently sought to improve policing across Scotland”.
“Having re-established HMICS as a key scrutiny body ... the time is now right for me to move on to new challenges,” he said.
HM Inspector of Constabulary in Scotland is the senior professional police adviser to Scottish ministers.