Newly-appointed senior police commander for the Borders, Chief Superintendent Gill Imery, was in Hawick last week to visit local police teams.
Now in charge of all policing across Lothian and Borders, Chief Supt Imery called into Hawick’s Wilton Hill station last Wednesday.
The new senior officer for the division, which covers from Harthill in West Lothian to the Scottish border, has already said that community policing in towns such as Hawick and elsewhere in the Borders will be one of her major priorities.
With more than 27 years in policing, Chief Supt Imery has worked in a variety of uniform and detective officer posts during her career. In 2010, she took over command of Scotland’s capital, leading a team of 1,600 officers and staff.
In 2012, she was appointed head of CID for the former Lothian and Borders Police.
Speaking about her visit to Hawick, Chief Supt Imery, who has taken over from Chief Supt Jeanette McDiarmid, told The Southern: “I very much enjoyed my visit to Hawick on Wednesday, where I met with Chief Inspectors Andy Clark and Kenny Simpson to discuss a number of community policing matters for the Scottish Borders.
“I will be a regular visitor to the Borders and the rest of the division as I meet with relevant local area commanders and community officers as we all continue with our efforts to keep people safe.”