Deputy Chief Constable Fiona Taylor officially takes up her post today (Monday, July 2, 2018) when she took part in a swearing-in ceremony at Police Scotland's headquarters at Tulliallan Castle, Fife.
DCC Taylor was sworn-in by local Justice of the Peace John Whyte, and in front of Interim Chief Constable Iain Livingstone. The ceremony marks a return to policing in Scotland for DCC Taylor, who has more than 24 years service, and began her career in Lincolnshire Police, before transferring to legacy Lothian and Borders Police and then to Strathclyde Police, before moving to the Metropolitan Police Service in London in 2012.
Interim Chief Constable Iain Livingstone said: "I am delighted to welcome Fiona back to policing in Scotland. Her experience both in Scotland and in London will be invaluable in helping us continue to deliver a high-quality policing service to keep people safe."
At the Met she was latterly Temporary Assistant Commissioner for Professionalism with strategic oversight and leadership of the Directorate of Professional Standards, Met Training, the Serious Crime Review Group and Operational Support Services. She was the MPS' lead on the Public Inquiry into Undercover Policing (UCPI) and was responsible for concluding activity following the independent Henriques review into the MPS’s handling of a number of high profile historical sexual abuse investigations.
DCC Taylor said: "I am absolutely delighted to be back in Scotland. It is a privilege to have been appointed to Police Scotland and I am looking forward to meeting the challenges of this new role "