Chief Constable

Chief Constable

Iain Livingstone

LLB Law, 1988
From Aberdeen to Chief Constable

Iain Livingstone was appointed as Chief Constable of Police Scotland in August 2018. The role is the highest position in the nation's police service. Here you can find out more about his journey from Aberdeen to Chief Constable.

Chief Constable Iain Livingstone QPM joined Lothian and Borders Police in 1992 and served in detective and uniform roles in the City of Edinburgh and West Lothian, as well as working at HQ CID.

In 2006, he was appointed Detective Chief Superintendent, Head of CID.

After completing the 2008 Strategic Command Course, Iain was appointed as Assistant Chief Constable (crime and operational support) for Lothian and Borders Police in April 2009, with responsibility for the Crime Division and the Operations Division.

As ACC, he exercised strategic command for a number of significant events, including the visit of Pope Benedict XVI and various environmental and political protests. He was also the Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland (ACPOS) lead for the Public Protection portfolio.

In December 2012, he was appointed Deputy Chief Constable for Police Scotland, with responsibility for crime and operational support.

In 2015 he was awarded the Queen's Police Medal.

Mr Livingstone took up the role of DCC Designate during May 2016 and was appointed as Police Scotland's Chief Constable in August 2018.