Po­lice Scot­land se­lect three for top jobs

The Press and Journal (North-East) - - NEWS - BY LUCINDA CAMERON

Three new As­sis­tant Chief Con­sta­bles have been ap­pointed to Po­lice Scot­land’s lead­er­ship team.

The Scot­tish Po­lice Au­thor­ity (SPA) said Gil­lian Mac­Don­ald, Angie McLaren and Alan Speirs were cho­sen for the roles fol­low­ing a rig­or­ous process of assess­ment, in­ter­view and se­lec­tion.

Gil­lian Mac­Don­ald is cur­rently Po­lice Scot­land’s Tem­po­rary As­sis­tant Chief Con­sta­ble Crime and Pro­tec­tion, which in­cludes pub­lic pro­tec­tion, lo­cal crime and foren­sics, ma­jor crime and safer com­mu­ni­ties.

Dur­ing her 28 years in the force her roles have in­cluded be­ing Area

“Arig­or­ous process of assess­ment and in­ter­view”

Com­man­der at Gor­bals where she set up the Go­van­hill Hub, a lo­cal col­lab­o­ra­tive neigh­bour­hood team which deals with lo­cal is­sues based in the heart of the com­mu­nity.

She also served as Di­vi­sional Com­man­der in Ayr­shire where she in­tro­duced a suc­cess­ful Preven­tion First part­ner­ship ini­tia­tive which po­lice said was re­spon­si­ble for driv­ing down vi­o­lent crime across Ayr­shire.

Angie McLaren is cur­rently Chief Su­per­in­ten­dent with re­spon­si­bil­ity for Or­gan­i­sa­tional De­vel­op­ment and Cor­po­rate Gov­er­nance at Po­lice Scot­land.

She joined the po­lice al­most 22 years ago and has served in Fife and Tay­side, and also has ex­pe­ri­ence as a strate­gic Firearms and Events Com­man­der.

Alan Speirs is cur­rently Tem­po­rary As­sis­tant Chief Con­sta­ble for Pro­fes­sion­al­ism and As­sur­ance. This in­cludes Pro­fes­sional Stan­dards, Le­gal Ser­vices and the Gov­er­nance, Au­dit & As­sur­ance Depart­ment.

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