Assistant Chief Constable - Professionalism and Assurance

Assistant Chief Constable Alan Speirs

ACC Spiers

ACC Alan Speirs is the executive lead for Professionalism and Assurance which includes Professional Standards, Legal Services and the newly formed Governance, Audit & Assurance Department. Governance, Audit & Assurance incorporates the business functions of Policy Support, Governance Coordination, Executive Support, Strategic Engagement & Coordination and Information & Assurance.

Assistant Chief Constable Alan Speirs joined Strathclyde Police in the summer of 1988. Between 1988 and 1998, he served in uniform and CID posts across the city of Glasgow.In 2009 he was promoted to Superintendent and appointed Head of Force Communications. In 2011, he was promoted to Chief Superintendent within OSD before taking up post as Local Police Commander for K Division and more recently Commander of Contact, Command and Control.

During his service he has spent four years on external secondment firstly with Glasgow City Council before taking up appointment as Assistant Chief Executive with an Economic Development and Regeneration Company.

In 2016, he became the Head of Professional Standards with responsibility for complaints, conduct, corruption and policy. More recently he was appointed to Assistant Chief Constable of Police Scotland in November 2017 for Professionalism and Assurance with responsibility for all Professional Standards matters, including delegated conduct responsibility, Legal Services and Organisational Development.

Alan holds a BA degree in Police Studies and a Masters in Business Administration.

The Professional Standards business area is led by Chief Supt Mark Hargreaves and covers Complaint Recording & Investigation, Conduct Investigations, Criminal Investigations, the National Gateway Assessment Unit, Vetting and Anti-Corruption Unit. PSD is also the single point of contact for the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner with ACC Speirs maintaining a strategic link to PIRC; he also carries delegated authority for all matters under the Police Service of Scotland (Conduct) Regulations 2014.