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Appointment of new Northern Constabulary Chief Constable (22/11/10)
A selection panel of Northern Joint Police Board has appointed George Graham to be Northern Constabulary’s new Chief Constable, to succeed Ian Latimer on his retiral in the spring of 2011.
Mr Graham joined Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary in 1982 and is currently Deputy Chief Constable, a role he has held since January 2006, following his promotion from Chief Superintendent, Head of Operations.
Among his commitments, he currently represents Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary on the Association of Chief Police Officers Scotland (ACPOS) General Policing Business Area, Professional Standards Business Area and Information Management Business Area, where he has specific portfolio responsibility for Public Interface.
Councillor Norman Macleod, Convener of the Northern Joint Police Board, said: “The appointment committee interviewed four strong candidates. Mr Graham’s 27 years experience within the Scottish Police Service clearly demonstrated that he is very suitable Chief Constable for Northern Constabulary. We look forward to welcoming him to the area and working with Mr Graham to continue to lead a high performing force, on the retiral of Mr Latimer in April 2011.”