Deputy Chief Constable - Designated Deputy for Chief Constable

Deputy Chief Constable Designate 

DCC Livingstone

Mr Iain Livingstone QPM

DCC Livingstone graduated in law from the Universities of Aberdeen and Strathclyde. He worked as a solicitor in Glasgow, Edinburgh and London before joining the police in 1992. 

Iain served in Edinburgh and West Lothian as a patrol officer and detective and at H.Q. as Head of CID and Assistant Chief Constable Crime. He has commanded many serious crime investigations and major events. 

On the establishment of Police Scotland in 2013, Iain led the creation of and thereafter headed national specialist policing capabilities as Deputy Chief Constable Crime and Operations.

Iain has studied in New York City as a Fulbright Scholar and undertaken external attachments to the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland as a senior investigator and to Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary. 

Working across the justice sector, he currently sits on the Scottish Sentencing Council and was a member of Lord Bonomy’s review of corroboration.

He has been awarded the Queens Police Medal in May 2015, and in May 2016 was appointed as designated deputy to the Chief Constable with overall responsibility for operational policing in Scotland.