Temporary Assistant Chief Constable Roddy Irvine is responsible for Operational Change and Resilience, a portfolio which includes the Digitally Enabled Policing Programme and Strategic Design Authority. This area of business supports the organisation to deliver transformational change across the service. He took up the role in November 2019.
Prior to this, T/ACC Irvine was on an out-of-force secondment to Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland as deputy to Her Majesty's Chief Inspector.
He joined Strathclyde Police in 2003 and served in a number of local policing and corporate roles up to and including the rank of chief inspector. At the inception of Police Scotland in April 2013, T/ACC Irvine was area commander for East Dunbartonshire in Greater Glasgow Division and soon after became Superintendent (Operations) in Tayside Division. During the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, he was police commander for the Athletes' Village.
On leaving Tayside Division in 2015, T/ACC Irvine worked at force headquarters before taking up the role of Divisional Commander in Lanarkshire (Q) Division in 2016 and then moving to HMICS in 2018.