ASSISTANT Chief Constable Mike McCormick from Lothian and Borders Police has been appointed Deputy Chief Constable of Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary.
The new post will take effect from early summer.
Mike, (49), was born and raised in Northern Ireland, and moved to Scotland in 1980 to study Politics at Stirling University.
Graduating in 1984, he joined Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary, where his early career was spent in uniform, followed by a period in CID.
His rise through the ranks included stints in operational planning, recruiting and training, strategic planning, human resource management, and as a local authority liaison officer.
In September 2008 Mike was selected for the post of Assistant Chief Constable Territorial Policing with Lothian and Borders Police. This role included supporting and leading the delivery of front line policing across the Lothian and Border area as well as Community Policing.
Speaking on his appointment, Mike said: “I am overjoyed with my new appointment and to return to my local force.
“I am really looking forward to going back to Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary, a force close to my heart and an area I served for over 20 years”.
“I leave friends and colleagues in Lothian and Borders Police with a heavy heart, however to return to my home force and to the strong community ties of Dumfries and Galloway is a challenge and privilege”.