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Alastair is a new recruit to the SVRU and has taken on an overview of the unit’s projects. He is also developing new work around his own specialist areas.
Alastair has served in both the Metropolitan and Strathcylde Police Services prior to the formation of Police Scotland. The majority of his work has been in the operational environment within Greater Glasgow policing division. In 2008 he relocated to Thailand with his family where he managed a project tackling human trafficking and child protection. Alastair returned to policing in 2012. Prior to the VRU, he was lead for equality, diversity and community engagement for Police Scotland.
He is passionate about integration and has volunteered with a refugee support group for the past four years providing inputs on policing, law, gender equality and radicalisation.