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:
More top news
Robert Hawkins. 58, sentenced for various sexual assault charges at Edinburgh High Court for attacks in Dumfries and Edinburgh.
Carlisle is set to be one of the first cities in the country to build an electric vehicle charging hub.
Joe Pike and guests on the Chancellor’s options for the Budget - and Labour’s attack on Universal Credit.