new top cop calls in at Wilton Hill station

Hawick was graced by a visit from the new top cop for Lothian and Borders this week, in the shape of Chief Superintendent Gill Imery.

Chief Supt Imery was in town to meet with policing teams based at the Wilton Hill station.

The new police commander for the division that includes the Borders has already said that community policing in towns like Hawick and elsewhere in the region will be a top priority.

The Chief Supt was announced earlier as the new senior officer for the Lothians and Borders.

With more than 27 years in policing, she has worked in a variety of uniform and detective officer posts.

In 2012, she was appointed head of CID for the former Lothian and Borders Police and most recently was part of Police Scotland’s Specialist Crime Division.

Speaking about her visit to Hawick, Chief Supt Imery, who takes over from Chief Supt Jeanette McDiarmid, told the Hawick News: “I very much enjoyed my visit to Hawick on Wednesday, where I met with Chief Inspectors Andy Clark and Kenny Simpson to discuss a number of community policing matters for the Scottish Borders.

“I will be a regular visitor to the Borders and the rest of the division as I meet with relevant local area commanders and community officers as we all continue with our efforts to keep people safe.”