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Ministers welcome Chief Constable appointment

Published: 2 Dec 2015 14:02
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Law and order

Justice Secretary Michael Matheson today welcomed an announcement by the Scottish Police Authority that Phil Gormley QPM will be the new Chief Constable of Police Scotland.

He said:

"I am pleased to approve the Scottish Police Authority's appointment of Phil Gormley QPM as the new Chief Constable of Police Scotland.

"Mr Gormley brings with him a wealth of experience in policing communities across the UK, including an extensive background in counter-terrorism, and has previously held high-profile roles as Chief Constable of Norfolk Constabulary and Deputy Director General of the National Crime Agency.

"While Police Scotland has faced challenges, the fundamentals of policing in Scotland remain sound and I am confident that, under Phil's leadership, the organisation will continue to develop positively in the months and years ahead. I look forward to working with Mr Gormley when he takes up his post early next year."