Police Scotland has welcomed its newest Deputy Chief Constable, Will Kerr.
DCC Kerr was sworn in today (Tuesday 4 September 2018) at Police Scotland's headquarters at Tulliallan Castle, Fife, by Justice of the Peace, Gillian Thomson prior to taking up his role overseeing the service's local policing provision.
DCC Kerr comes to Police Scotland with 28 years' experience as a police officer, transferring from a secondment to the National Crime Agency (NCA), where he fulfilled the role of Director of Vulnerabilities. This saw him assuming strategic responsibility for leading and coordinating law enforcement response to Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking and Organised Immigration Crime, as well as leading on partnership relationships in Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Prior to his secondment to the NCA DCC Kerr served with the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) up to and including the rank of Assistant Chief Constable. His extensive experience includes undertaking the remit of ACC Urban (Belfast) Region, overseeing the policing of all major events, including parades and marches, and his last role was as Head of Crime Operations, encompassing Serious Crime and Counter Terrorism.
Chief Constable Iain Livingstone said: "It gives me a great deal of satisfaction to welcome Will Kerr to the Executive Team at Police Scotland. I have no doubt his wealth of experience, both with PSNI and the NCA, will make him a valued addition to our service."
DCC Kerr said: "I am very honoured to be taking up this role at Police Scotland and look forward to contributing to the work already under way to ensure we continue to offer the highest quality of policing to the people we serve."