SPA STATEMENT ON CHIEF CONSTABLE

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Police Scotland Chief Constable, Phil Gormley to take temporary leave of absence.

The Scottish Police Authority (SPA) has today agreed to a request from Chief Constable Phil Gormley that he take a temporary leave of absence. This will be kept under review.

The Board has confirmed with DCC Designate Iain Livingstone that he will take temporary day to day leadership of Police Scotland until further notice.
 
Background:

  • The Board of the SPA considered and approved the request from the Chief Constable to take a temporary leave of absence on Friday 8 September 2017.
  • The Board of the SPA will keep under review, on a four weekly basis, its decision to approve the Chief Constable’s request for leave.