Police Scotland have confirmed that Chief Superintendent Campbell Thomson will take command of the new North East Local Policing Division when it comes in to force on New Years Day.
Chief Superintendent Thomson is the current Divisional Commander for Aberdeenshire and Moray Division having taken on the role after Chief Superintendent Mark McLaren left the force suddenly in July 2015.
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.
Chief Superintendent Thomson will be supported by
- Kate Stephen, Superintendent Partnerships and Events
- George MacDonald, Superintendent Support
- Innes Walker, Superintendent Operations
Chief Superintendent Campbell Thomson said of his new role
It is a privilege to be nominated the Divisional Commander for the new North East Division. I would like to acknowledge the excellent work of Police Officers and Police Staff throughout the communities of Moray, Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire. Strengthening the Divisions will enable us to enhance that work while recognising that local policing is at the very heart of what we do. I look forward to building on the very positive partnership working already established as we collectively strive to improve the service we deliver to our communities.
Assistant Chief Constable Derek Robertson, Local Policing North, said
I am delighted to confirm that Chief Superintendent Campbell Thomson has been nominated as the Divisional Commander for the North East Local Policing Division. He brings with him a wealth of experience and knowledge of policing the communities in the North East of Scotland as well as further afield. I have no doubt that this will help us to further improve policing in the area and the service provided to our local communities.
Chief Superintendent Thomson and his team will be based at Queen Street Police Office in Aberdeen.