Kirkcudbrights ‘Jacqueline McIlwraith’ Promoted to Superintendent

Local Dumfries and Galloway woman Jacqueline McIlwraith was recently promoted to the rank of Superintendent in Police Scotland at an event held at the Scottish Police College at Tulliallan on Friday 18 August 2017.

Jacquie, who now has 26 years police service and hails from Kirkcudbright started off her career in the legacy Strathclyde Police where she served for four years before transferring to Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary.  Jacquie served at Newton Stewart as a constable before being promoted and moving to the CID at Dumfries.  She returned to Newton Stewart after being promoted to Inspector and then returned to Dumfries as shift Inspector.  Jacquie was then promoted to Chief Inspector in Corporate Service at Headquarters in Cornwall Mount. 

Following the move to Police Scotland Jacquie worked at a national level on the Commonwealth Games project and more recently in Risk and Concern.  Her promotion to superintendent will see her work in Organisational Development looking at Force Strategy and Innovation.  Along with three colleagues Jacquie is about to embark on a sponsored study trip to Germany, Greece and France looking at management issues around the recent upsurge in immigration and how that has impacted on policing in those countries.

Jacquie said “I am looking forward to the challenge of my new role and to playing a part in the future of Police Scotland.”

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