Chief Superintendent McInulty makes the move from Criminal Justice where he was appointed in September 2014 as Chief Superintendent responsible for providing support and advice on strategic criminal justice and partnership matters across Police Scotland and liaising closely with partners throughout the justice sector.
Brian joined Strathclyde Police in 1989 and the early part of his career was in response policing in Lanarkshire and in Glasgow. Between 1993 and 1997 he was attached to the Force Support Unit, undertaking specialist roles in public order, search and firearms.
In 1999 he moved to the Scottish Police College where he was an instructor for new recruits. In later years he took responsibility for National Leadership and Management training to newly promoted sergeants, inspectors and police staff managers. In 2008, he became Scottish Co-ordinator for the National Strategic Command Course, attended by prospective chief police officers from across the UK.
In 2009 Brian was appointed as Area Commander for East Dunbartonshire and then was promoted to Superintendent within Glasgow City Centre where he was initially responsible for crime and performance.
In the lead up to the creation of Police Scotland, Brian took on the role of Operations Superintendent in the newly formed Greater Glasgow Division. As an experienced Public Order Commander, he travelled to Malawi to delivery training to the Malawi Police Service in the lead up to the Malawian elections of 2014.
He said, "I am really excited about taking up the post of local policing commander for Greater Glasgow Division and to carry on the excellent work with the community and partners that Chief Supt Bates cemented throughout his time as the first commander for the then newly-created division.
"It is a great honour and privilege to be taking on the role and am looking forward to getting out and about to meet my officers and staff as well as local communities and partners."
Greater Glasgow Division provides policing services across 215 square miles and serves almost 770,000 people.
It includes a wide contrast of communities, from densely populated areas such as Drumchapel and Easterhouse, to the semi-rural villages of Eaglesham and Twechar.
The area is home to a number of football stadia, including the National Football Stadium at Hampden, Celtic Park, Ibrox Park, and Firhill Stadium.
Greater Glasgow Division has thirteen Command Areas aligned with the respective local councils areas. Each has a dedicated Area Commander, with the responsibility for all day-to-day policing functions.
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.
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