Chief Superintendent Hamish Macpherson joined Tayside Police in 1986 working from various stations within Perth and Kinross before joining the Criminal Investigation Department based in Perth.
On promotion to Inspector, Hamish held a number of roles including the delivery of Tayside Police's new communication centre and command and control system.
After a spell as operational Chief Inspector he was promoted to Superintendent and was responsible for the introduction of new command and control facilities.
As Chief Superintendent for Tayside Police, Hamish took on responsibility for Governance and Development, Performance and Planning, the Force Communications Centre, Operational Support, Emergency and Event Planning, and Professional Standards.
In April 2012, he took up the post of Divisional Commander covering the Dundee, Angus, Perth and Kinross local policing areas.
Hamish is Local Police Commander for Tayside Division.
The Tayside Division serves approximately 388,000 people over 2,896 square miles, covering the City of Dundee, Angus and Perth & Kinross council areas.
The Division has four territorial command areas - two for Dundee and one each for Angus and Perth & Kinross. Each area has 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.