Chief Superintendent Jeanette McDiarmid will now be the be in charge of policing for Lothian and the Borders. She told ITV News that people in Scotland have nothing to fear from the controversial restructure.
She says it will put a greater emphasis on community policing:
Eight forces are being merged into a single unit under one Chief Constable. The force has a budget of £1.2billion for 2013/14. The Fire and Rescue Service is also being merged.