Midlothian’s top police officer has been recognised in the New Year’s Honours.
Chief Superintendent Jeanette McDiarmid has been awarded a Queen’s Police Medal for distinguished service to policing.
Police Scotland’s Commander for the Lothians and Scottish Borders Division Chief Supt McDiarmid has been a police officer for more than 30 years.
When Police Scotland was formed last year, Chief Supt McDiarmid took charge of 2,393 square miles, stretching from West Lothian to the Scottish Border.
During her varied career she has played a key role in the Metropolitan Police, been Head of Special Branch for the former Lothian and Borders Police and was instrumental, when the local commander in West Lothian, for the introduction of one of the first partnership community safety units in Scotland.
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