Police Scotland have announced that Chief Superintendent Campbell Thomson has been appointed as the new Divisional Commander for Aberdeenshire and Moray Division.
The appointment takes place with immediate effect from Monday 6 July and replaces Chief Superintendent Mark McLaren who is retiring from the force after more than 30 years’ service.
Originally from Lossiemouth in Moray Mr Thomson began his career with Grampian Police in 1990. His police career has seen him undertake a variety of roles including Detective Chief Superintendent, Head of CID for legacy Grampian Police. In April 2013, at the formation of Police Scotland, he was appointed lead for the national Major Investigation teams responsible for the investigation of all homicides across Scotland.
In January 2014, he was appointed Assistant Chief Constable, Local Policing North, a role which he performed on a temporary basis for 15 months.
Chief Superintendent Campbell Thomson said
I am delighted to take on the role of Divisional Commander for Aberdeenshire and Moray.
Local Policing is at the heart of what we do and I look forward to building on the very positive partnership working already established as we collectively strive to improve the service we provide to our communities.