Inspector Fionnuala McPhail has recently taken on the role of Area Inspector for Kincardine and Mearns based in Stonehaven.
Inspector McPhail joined the Police in November 1992, spending the next 12 years working in Peterhead, Aberdeen and in various roles within the CID. During this time she also worked in the Firearms Department undertaking Royalty Protection duties and working in the Netherlands during the trial of the Lockerbie bomber.
In 2004 she moved to the then Scottish Drug Enforcement Agency, based in Paisley but working throughout the UK and Europe tackling issues of Serious Organised Crime and Drugs.
In 2009 and on return to the North East of Scotland she was promoted to Sergeant and was stationed at Stonehaven, where she worked for three years as an Operational Sergeant. During this time she was involved in a number of local events and significant incidents which ensured that she became familiar with the area and formed a connection to the Community there.
She later undertook roles as Divisional Training Sergeant for Aberdeenshire and Moray overseeing the recruitment and training of new officers and also spent time conducting training courses at the Scottish Police College, before returning to Operational duties as a Sergeant in Inverurie. She returned to the CID in 2014, specialising in the investigation of Rape and Sexual Offences.
Her first posting as Inspector sees her return to the Kincardine and Mearns area where she is now based in Stonehaven and has responsibility for the area stretching from Portlethen to south of Laurencekirk and across to Drumoak and Maryculter.
Inspector McPhail said: “I am absolutely delighted to be returning to the Kincardine and Mearns area to work. It is a wonderful community and an appealing place to live and work. That said I will not be complacent and am committed to keeping people safe in the area, whether residents or visitors. Along with my team I will actively target individuals committing crime in this area and work hard to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all members of the community. I will continue to tackle violence and road casualty reduction and will use all specialist resources within Police Scotland to assist in this”.