It is less than a week until the new single police force for Scotland comes into effect.
The officer who will be in charge of Dumfries and Galloway is a woman from Dumfries who has spent her whole career in the area.
Chief Superintendent Kate Thomson has been speaking to ITV Border News about what she hopes to bring to the role:
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