The Lothians and Scottish Borders Division has welcomed Chief Superintendent Ivor Marshall as its new Divisional Commander.
CS Marshall started his policing career with Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary where he worked in a range of roles and ranks across community policing, criminal investigations, local partnerships and the force control room.
He later transferred to Lothian and Borders Police where he carried out a number of senior roles. As the Deputy Divisional Commander in the City of Edinburgh he had responsibility for a variety of operational teams and was also the police representative on a number of partnership groups. He was chair of the Edinburgh Child Protection Committee for over three years and was a member of the Chief Officer Group.
In recent years he has undertaken lead roles in the delivery of the Commonwealth Games, working with partners on national leadership development and most recently was Head of Training, Leadership and Development for Police Scotland. CS Marshall has a wealth of urban and rural policing experience, specifically focusing on prevention and development through collaboration.
CS Marshall said: “It is a pleasure and a privilege to have been appointed as the Police Commander for The Lothians and Scottish Borders – my local division. From previous personal experience, I know that there are very strong partnerships right across the Division that have been developed over many years and I am looking forward to strengthening those close working relationships in the months and years ahead.
“Building upon all the good work of my predecessors and drawing upon the ongoing commitment and hard work of all officers and staff, I am confident that the Division will deliver positive outcomes in keeping with agreed local plans. We will be relentless in our prevention and detection of crime, we will be resolute in protecting citizens from harm, and we will be proactive in promoting the wellbeing of everyone who lives in or visits the Lothians and Scottish Borders.
“Having the support of local communities is vitally important to our work so we will ensure that our values of integrity, fairness and respect sit at the heart of all that we do so that we maintain the trust and confidence of the people we serve.”
CS Marshall replaces Chief Superintendent Gillian Imery, who has taken up a post seconded to Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary Scotland.