Divisional Commander

T/Chief Superintendent Philip MacRae joined Northern Constabulary in 1989 where he served throughout the Highlands and Islands in a variety of roles in Tain; Lochboisdale; Inverness; Thurso; and Stornoway.  In 2008 he performed the role of Chief Inspector, Area Commander in the Western Isles prior to being promoted to Superintendent, serving as Head of Corporate Services; Head of Professional Standards; and then Programme Manager preparing for the transition to Police Scotland.

Whilst in Police Scotland T/Chief Supt MacRae undertook the role of Superintendent North for C3 prior to moving to N Division as Superintendent Operations in February 2016.

He is a trained Tactical Firearms Commander.

Highland and Islands Division

The Highland 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.

Your Priorities

We are acting on priorities to influence policing activity in your area. For more information see the Multi Member Ward plans in your local pages.