Two new ACCs appointed at Police Scotland

Police Scotland has strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of two assistant chief constables.

Jan 20, 2023
By Paul Jacques

David Duncan is currently a chief superintendent at Police Scotland having served in a range of local policing, detective and support roles since joining legacy Strathclyde Police in 1995.

Wendy Middleton is currently chief superintendent with local policing at the Police Service of Northern Ireland.

Chief Constable Sir Iain Livingstone said both bring “considerable experience” to the roles.

Their appointments follow a process of assessment, interview and selection conducted by the Scottish Police Authority (SPA).

Sir Iain said: “I congratulate our new assistant chief constables on their appointments and welcome Wendy to Police Scotland.

“David and Wendy provide considerable experience and will join a stable team which is focused on public service and a shared mission to keep people safe.

“I thank all the candidates who stepped forward for what has been a demanding and competitive process.”​

SPA chair Martyn Evans added: “I am delighted to announce the appointment of David Duncan and Wendy Middleton to the role of assistant chief constable with Police Scotland.

“David and Wendy are experienced police officers who bring a range of skills to strengthen and support the chief constable and wider leadership team.

“I am confident they will make a significant contribution to policing in Scotland in the period ahead.”

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