New officer at North Command

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Police Scotland have appointed a new Assistant Chief Constable for the North Command area which includes Tayside.

Detective Chief Superintendent Campbell Thomson has taken on the role, moving on from his previous role as head of Major Investigation Teams.

Originally from Lossiemouth, Campbell Thomson began his career in Grampian Police in 1990 and has carried out a range of roles including Head of Operations and Head of CID for the former north-east police force.

Since the start of Police Scotland last April, he has been responsible for the Major Investigation Teams across Scotland, which have special responsibility for all homicides and major crime.

ACC Thomson took up his temporary role in January this year and will oversee the local policing teams across Highland and Islands, Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire and Moray, and Tayside divisions.

ACC Thomson said: “I am delighted to take on this new role and support the local policing teams across the North and North East of Scotland.

“I wish to build on the excellent partnership working with Police Scotland to ensure together we ‘Keep People Safe’.”