Chief Superintendent Kate Thomson has been with Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary since she joined the force as a Cadet in May 1984.
She says she is ecstatic to be chosen for the role, and believes she has the experience to back it up:
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A look ahead at the forecast for the Border region.
Our gallery of wildlife in the Farne Islands, taken by our reporter and a selection of local students.
Mainly dry until later on Wednesday. A cooler, showery and blustery end to May