Chief Superintendent Julian Innes joined Northern Constabulary in 1986 and was stationed in Inverness.
He spent three years in Portree as CID officer for the Skye and Lochalsh area, before promotion in 1998 to Detective Sergeant with the Scottish Crime Squad in Glasgow.
In 2002, Julian was Detective Sergeant for the Caithness and Sutherland Command Area, before moving to force headquarters in the role of Director of Intelligence, with responsibility for the Force Intelligence Bureau and Special Branch.
He was promoted to Chief Inspector, Area Commander, for Inverness in 2008 and thereafter promoted to Superintendent, North Divisional Commander, with responsibility for the policing of Shetland, Orkney, Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross.
Julian is Local Police Commander for Highlands and Islands Division.
The Highlands and Islands Division is the most northerly in the UK and covers a large geographical area. Its communities have a hospitable reputation and local policing is designed around each community's needs.
The Division has eight territorial command areas which have their own dedicated Area Commander who is responsible for the daily policing functions in that area.
Each area is served by a number of community policing teams. These teams are built around the needs of the local communities and are responsible for responding to local calls and looking for long term solutions to key issues.