ACC Operational Support
Assistant Chief Constable Bernard Higgins
ACC Higgins has responsibility for Operational Support a role he was appointed to in September 2016.
He joined Strathclyde Police in 1988.
Between 1988 and 2010 he served in uniform posts across Glasgow and Lanarkshire. He was promoted in 2006 to the rank of Superintendent and appointed Sub Divisional Officer at Saracen Police Office in Glasgow.
In August 2010, he was promoted to Detective Chief Superintendent and appointed Head of the Public Protection Unit. Later that year he was appointed Divisional Commander in charge of Glasgow Central and West Division.
He was appointed Strathclyde Police Temporary Assistant Chief Constable (Territorial Policing) in March 2012.
He was appointed as Assistant Chief Constable of Police Scotland in January 2013 with responsibility for Operational Support.