Police Scotland have announced the appointment of Chief Superintendent Gill Imery as the local commander for The Lothians and Borders.
With over 27 years in policing, during which she has worked in a variety of uniform and detective officer posts, Chief Supt Imery brings a vast vamount of experience to her new role. She takes over from Chief Supt Jeanette McDiarmid
Most recently she has been part of Police Scotland’s Specialist Crime Division, where as Detective Chief Supt for Local Crime and Public Protection she led on all aspects of public protection, including the national Rape Taskforce and the National Human Trafficking Unit.
In her new role, the Chief Supt will take charge of an area stretching from Harthill in West Lothian to the Scottish border and including four local authority areas.
She said: “I started my police career in West Lothian and have had previous experience of working across all areas of this diverse Division. I am very much looking forward to reacquaintancing myself with the area and its people and will be keen to understand the needs of the communities that we serve. My first experience of working in partnership with other public sector colleagues was when I worked on child abuse investigations and with the serious sexual crime unit and that has influenced my approach to policing ever since.”
On being promoted to Chief Supt in 2008, she led the Safer Communities Department of Lothian and Borders Police and two years later, she took over command of Scotland’s capital, leading a team of 1600 officers and staff.
In June 2012, she was appointed head of CID for the former Lothian and Borders Police.