Assistant Chief Constable - Strategic Change

ACC Strategic Change

ACC GrahamAssistant Chief Constable Malcolm Graham

ACC Graham joined Lothian and Borders Police in 1995 and worked in a number of patrol and investigative roles in each rank both locally and nationally including Head of the Criminal Investigation Department, tackling serious and organised crime, major crime investigation, countering terrorism and intelligence.  

In June 2012, he was appointed as Divisional Commander for the City of Edinburgh with responsibility for all policing across the City.  

In January 2013, he was appointed Assistant Chief Constable of the Police Service of Scotland with responsibility for major crime and public protection.  Whilst in this role, he led a number of high profile serious crime investigations and oversaw a number of complex projects including improvements in key emerging areas of demand, such as sexual crime and child abuse investigations.    

In August 2016, he was appointed ACC Strategic Change with responsibility for Policing 2026, developing a long term strategy for policing in Scotland. This led the unprecedented nationwide public consultation on the draft Policing 2026 Strategy for delivering sustained excellence in service and protection for the people of Scotland. 

The final Strategy was laid before Parliament on 20 June 2017, and ratified by the SPA Board on 22 June. 

ACC Graham is now taking forward the Strategy by developing the implementation plan over the next three years and, is responsible for the following business areas:

  • Strategic Planning, Innovation and Insight
  • Partnerships and Collaboration
  • Analysis and Performance 
  • Understanding and Productivity Improvement 
  • Digitally Enabled Policing
  • Policy Support
  • Governance, Service Assurance and Management of Information
  • Executive Support and Strategic Liaison.