Meet Our Team

HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary in Scotland

Gill Imery was appointed Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary in Scotland in April 2018. This is an independent appointment under Royal Warrant and confers wide ranging powers to look into the “state, effectiveness and efficiency” of both Police...

Assistant Inspector of Constabulary

Roddy Irvine was appointed as Assistant Inspector of Constabulary in July 2018. He initially joined Strathclyde Police where he served in a number of local policing, departmental and headquarters roles. At the transition to Police Scotland he was...

Lead Inspector

Stephen Whitelock
Stephen Whitelock took up post on 1 May 2013 having retired as Deputy Director General, Scottish Crime and Drug Enforcement Agency. Having completed over 34 years police service he served in every rank in the CID and as a Senior Investigating Officer...

Lead Inspector

Laura Paton
Laura Paton has a background in human rights law with a particular focus on the treatment and conditions of those deprived of their liberty and the rights of children and young people. Prior to joining HMICS, Laura worked with HM Inspectorate of Prisons...

Lead Inspector

Tina Yule is one of 3 Lead Inspectors with Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary for Scotland leading on corporate governance and management of corporate services, call handling and business strategy and transformation. She was a senior local...

Lead Inspector

Tracey joined Dyfed Powys Police in 1995, before transferring to Lothian and Borders Police in 2000. She served in a variety of uniform posts in both county and city communities, and in departments such as Road Policing, Complaints and Professional...

Support Inspector

Steven joined Lothian and Borders police in 1997. He has served both as a sergeant and inspector in response and community policing in West Lothian. Steven has also worked as a sergeant in probationer training at the Scottish Police College. He has also...

Support Inspector

Iain joined Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary in 1993. He worked in local policing and specialist drug squad until 2000 when he was seconded to the Scottish Crime and Drug Enforcement Agency based in Paisley. In 2007 he transferred to Grampian Police...

Inspection Support and Design Officer

Joanna Gardner fulfils the roles of; Design officer, inspection support, researcher, publications, website and Freedom of Information (FOI) management. Jo joined HMICS in March 2014.

PA to HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary in Scotland

Susan Archibald
Susan Archibald fulfils the role of Personal Assistant to Mrs Gill Imery, HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary in Scotland.

Inspection Support

Susan Campbell Duncan fulfils the role of Inspection Support within HMICS. She was awarded an MBE in the June 2014 Queens Birthday Honours.  

Associate Inspectors

HMICS uses a cadre of ‘Associate Inspectors’ to augment HMICS inspection teams. Associates come from a range of backgrounds and have a variety of professional experience and skills which supplements the core team and provides additional capacity to carry...