Police Scotland appoints new deputy chief constable

The Scottish Police Authority (SPA) has confirmed the appointment of an “outstanding police leader’ as a new deputy chief constable at Police Scotland.

Dec 5, 2022
By Paul Jacques
Jane Connors QPM

Jane Connors QPM, who is currently T/deputy assistant commissioner for professionalism at the Metropolitan Police Service, will fill the role vacated by Deputy Chief Constable Will Kerr OBE, who was appointed chief constable of Devon and Cornwall Police.

Chief Constable Sir Iain Livingstone QPM said: “Jane is an outstanding police leader who will add further experience and skills to our senior team.

“I am grateful to all the high-quality candidates who stepped forward for what has been a demanding and competitive process.”

The SPA said he appointment followed a process of assessment, interview and selection conducted by the authority after a recruitment campaign was launched on October 13.

Martyn Evans, chair of the SPA, said: “I am delighted to announce the appointment of Jane Connors QPM as deputy chief constable to Police Scotland.

“Jane is a highly experienced police leader who brings a wealth of complementary skills to strengthen and support the chief constable and wider leadership team.”

Mr Evans chaired the appointment selection panel, which comprised Sir Iain, SPA board member Professor Fiona McQueen CBE, and Angela Leitch, a Public Health Scotland independent member

Martin Hewitt QPM, chair of the National Police Chiefs’ Council, was an adviser to the panel.

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