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The appointment of Chief Superintendent Jeanette McDiarmid as the local police commander for The Lothians and Scottish Borders has been announced.

Chief Supt McDiarmid, who most recently has been the Lothian and Borders Police Divisional Commander for West Lothian, has been appointed by Police Scotland Chief Constable Stephen House following consultation with West Lothian, East Lothian, Midlothian and Scottish Borders Councils.

She said: “I feel privileged to have been given this opportunity to play a key part in the new era of policing in Scotland. Tackling crime, keeping people safe and building confidence will be at the heart of everything The Lothians and Scottish Borders Division stands for.

“I am passionate about the benefits of focused local policing and will be working closely with the communities to identify and address their concerns through the local policing plans – there will be a specific plan for every council ward area.”

Police Scotland will be the new single police service for Scotland from April 1.

Read full story in the February 7 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.