POLICE SCOTLAND HAS confirmed that the head of the new joint Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire and Moray police division will be former Lossiemouth fisherman Campbell Thomson.
As revealed by insideMoray earlier this week, Chief Superintendent Thomson will take over his new role from January 1, the date that the new amalgamated division comes into being.
Nominated by the outgoing chief constable Sir Stephen House just days before he departed the force, Chief Superintendent Thomson only took over the role as head of the Aberdeenshire and Moray division in the summer.
Now after 25 years in the force he will take on the vital role of leading the north east division.
Confirming his new appointment Chief Superintendent Thomson said: “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 still at the very heart of what we do.
“I look forward to building on the very positive partnership working already established.”
Community representatives in Lossiemouth this week welcomed the appointment, a spokesman for the Lossiemouth Community Council saying: “Campbell’s imminent appointment was discussed at our meeting on Tuesday, when local councillors John Cowe, Dennis Slater and Chris Tuke joined our community councillors in welcoming him to his new role.
“We are very proud of Campbell’s achievements in Lossiemouth and we wish him nothing but the best in his new role.”