Central Scotland Police appoint new deputy chief

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Derek Penman has spent most of his career with Central Scotland Police

Central Scotland Police have appointed a new deputy chief constable.

Derek Penman will succeed Iain MacLeod, who announced his retirement in August after 34 years of service.

Mr Penman is currently Assistant Chief Constable in Grampian Police. His start date at Stirling has not been confirmed.

The officer joined Central Scotland Police as a cadet in 1985 and has been with the force ever since, apart from an 18-month stint with Grampian.

Stirling Council leader Graham Houston, who chaired the appointments panel, said: "The joint police board is delighted to announce that Derek Penman will become the force's new deputy chief constable.

"I am certain, given his knowledge of the organisation, the area and the challenges facing policing our communities in the modern era, he will be a great asset to the force and a very capable successor to Iain MacLeod."

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