Divisional Commander

Chief Superintendent Kate Thomson joined Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary in 1985. She served as a uniformed constable for four years at Annan, Langholm before moving to assist in the investigation of the Lockerbie Air Disaster.

In 1994, Kate was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in the Female and Child Unit within the CID.  After carrying out duties in both the unit, and general CID, she was promoted to Inspector in charge of the Family Protection Unit. 

In 2004, she was promoted to Chief Inspector and worked in the Professional Standards Department.
In 2006, Kate was promoted to Superintendent, Divisional Commander in Dumfries and later appointed Head of Crime Management Services.

She was subsequently promoted to Chief Superintendent in 2011, and held the post of temporary Deputy Chief Constable in 2012.

Kate is Local Police Commander for Dumfries and Galloway Division. 

Dumfries and Galloway Division

Dumfries and Galloway covers some 2,649 square miles in the south-west of Scotland, an area of outstanding natural beauty in a mainly rural environment.

The Division has two territorial command areas each having a dedicated Area Commander who has the responsibility for all day-to-day policing functions in that area.

Each area is served by a number of community policing teams. These teams are built around the needs of local people. They are responsible for responding to calls in the local area, as well as looking for long term solutions to key issues.

Your Priorities

  1. Protecting People.
  2. Reducing Antisocial Behaviour.
  3. Reducing Violence.
  4. Tackling Substance Misuse.
  5. Making our Roads Safer.
  6. Tackling Serious and Organised Crime.
  7. Terrorism.