After almost 30 years’ service, Police Scotland Deputy Chief Constable Malcolm Graham KPM has announced his intention to retire from policing.
DCC Graham, who led the Service’s Local Policing portfolio, is set to leave Police Scotland April 8. Malcolm Graham expressed his admiration in being in the role and extends thanks to those who have supported him over the years.
“After almost 30 years in policing, including more than 11 as a chief officer, I have decided the time is right to leave Police Scotland and take up new challenges. It has been a privilege to serve the people of Scotland as a police officer and I hope to be able to do so in some other capacity in the future. I want to thank my colleagues and friends in Police Scotland, in partner agencies, and in communities across the country, for the support they have given me throughout my career.”
Fellow colleagues of Police Scotland thanked Malcom for his service and wished him all the best for the future.
Chief Constable Jo Farrell said,
“I want to thank Malcolm for his outstanding leadership throughout a distinguished career defined by integrity and commitment. Malcolm has driven high standards of compassion and professionalism in Police Scotland, establishing our Major Investigations Team and enhancing our response to Violence Against Women and Girls. I am hugely grateful for all Malcolm has done for policing and the public and wish him the very best for his retirement.”
Chair of the Scottish Police Authority, Martyn Evans also said,
“Malcolm Graham has been a highly effective leader fulfilling a range of complex and demanding policing roles over a distinguished 30-year career. I am very grateful for his outstanding contribution and support to the Authority. He leaves Police Scotland in a stronger position, and we wish him well for his next chapter.”
The Scottish Police Authority is currently recruiting for a Deputy Chief Constable to replace DCC Fiona Taylor QPM, who announced in November 2023 her intention to retire in February 2024. The Authority will consider whether a separate process is necessary to fill the vacancy caused by DCC Graham’s retirement.
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