Our History

Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland was established by the Police (Scotland) Act 1857.

List of Chief Inspectors:

Colonel John Grant Kinloch, 1857-1872

Charles Carnegie, 1872-1884

David Monro, 1884-1904

Arthur George Ferguson, 1904-1927

William David Allan, 1927-1930

Robert Maxwell Dudgeon, 1930-1945

Sidney Anderson Kinnear, 1946-1957

Thomas Renfrew, 1958-1966

Andrew Meldrum, 1966-1969

David Gray, 1970-1979

Edward Frizzell, 1979-1983

Alexander Morrison, 1983-1988

Robert Sim, 1988-1989

Colin Sampson, 1990-1992

John MacInnes Boyd, 1993-1996

William George MacKenzie Sutherland, 1996-1998

William Taylor, 1999-2001

Hugh Roy Graham Cameron, 2002-2004

Andrew Gibson Brown, 2004-2007

Paddy Tomkins, 2007-2009

Bill Skelly, 2009-2010

Andrew Laing, 2010-2013

George Graham, 2013-2014

Derek Penman, 2014-2018

Gill Imery, 2018-