New Forres inspector puts focus on ‘best possible service to local communities’

A new community inspector is in post covering Forres and other parts of Moray.

Inspector Andy Meikleham moved into his role on 28 March at the Forres station, and replaces Inspector Tony McCullie who has recently retired.

He joined Grampian Police in 2004 working at various stations in Aberdeen before transferring in 2006 to Moray where he worked in front-line roles in Keith, Buckie and Forres.

He transferred to Road Policing in 2008 and over 14 years worked his way through the ranks from constable to sergeant and latterly as inspector, based at Elgin, supporting Road Policing functions across the north of Scotland.

In that time he gained a number of specialist skills, including as a police driving instructor and as a Senior Investigating Officer.

Inspector Meikleham said: “It is a great privilege to be given the opportunity to lead the Community Policing Team within the Forres, Lossiemouth, Fochabers and Speyside areas. “I am focused on delivering the best possible service to the local communities that I am here to serve and to work hard to keep the people who live, visit and work in this unique area safe.

“Antisocial behaviour has been highlighted to me as a current concern within the community and I look forward to continuing the excellent proactive work that is ongoing between officers, partners and the community to prevent this in all its forms. I also recognise road safety as one of our local priorities.

“I look forward to bringing my experience and knowledge from road policing to my new role and working to target this and all incidents of crime.”

Moray area commander Chief Inspector Simon Reid said: “Andy brings considerable operational experience and specialist expertise to this critical role and it is a pleasure to welcome Andy to the team here in Moray.”

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