Lossie loon lands the top police job in the north east

Campbell Thomson - top police post
Campbell Thomson – top police post

A FORMER FISHERMAN from Lossiemouth has risen to the top job in the Aberdeenshire and Moray Division of Police Scotland.

Chief Superintendent Campbell Thomson has been appointed as the new division commander for the region following the retirement of Mark McLaren.

Campbell Thomson was originally from Lossiemouth and started his working life in the fishing industry operating out of Peterhead – however, the decline of the industry saw him seek a new direction.

He joined Grampian Police in 1990, undertaking a variety of roles including Detective Chief Superintendent and Head of CID for legacy former Grampian force. The formation of Police Scotland in 2013 saw him appointed as lead for the national Major Investigation teams responsible for the investigation of all homicides throughout Scotland.

In January 2014 Campbell was appointed Assistant Chief Constable, Local Policing North, a role which he performed on a temporary basis for the last 15 months.

Chief Superintendent 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.”