Scotsman appointed PSNI acting deputy chief constable

Asssistant Chief Constable Alistair Finlay Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Asssistant Chief Constable Alistair Finlay Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

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The police officer who was in charge of security at last year’s G8 summit in Fermanagh has been appointed as the PSNI’s acting deputy chief constable.

Scotsman Alistair Finlay, who joined the PSNI from Strathclyde Police in 2006, has taken over from Judith Gillespie, who last year announced her retirement from the police just a month before Matt Baggott made public that he was to retire as chief constable.

The Policing Board is to appoint a chief constable first, before moving on to appoint a deputy chief constable. That means that the only PSNI officer eligible to apply to succeed Mr Baggott, assistant chief constable George Hamilton, will be able to apply for the lesser role if unsuccessful in a bid for the top post.

 

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