Newton Stewart’s top police officer Inspector Campbell Moffat is taking up a new role in the roads unit, based in Dumfries on May 30.
Police Scotland’s Road Policing Unit in V Division is going through a change in management with the forthcoming retiral of Inspector Neil Hewitson.
Neil was in charge of roads policing in Dumfries and Galloway for seven years.
Inspector Moffat now moves from being Area Inspector at Newton Stewart to head up the Roads Policing Unit at Dumfries. Again, Campbell is no stranger to roads policing and has spent 16 of his 25 years in the service in roads policing, including a spell as a driving instructor at the Scottish Police College. Campbell said: “I am delighted to be taking up this post and look forward to carrying on the excellent work that Neil has been doing with the unit help keep the roads of Dumfries and Galloway safer, and with partners in the region’s Road Safety Partnership. In particular I want to help drive home the message that Police Scotland will work hard to catch those foolish and reckless enough to get behind the wheel of a vehicle while under the influence of drink or drugs. It appals me that we caught and reported another four drivers over the recent bank holiday weekend in the region for drink driving despite all the warnings about the new limits.
“When are drivers going to learn?”