Scottish Police Federation

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Scottish Police Federation
Coat of Arms of the Scottish Police Federation
Coat of Arms of the Scottish Police Federation
Map showing the location of Scotland within the United Kingdom and Europe
Scotland in the UK and Europe
MottoThe Voice of Scotland's Police Service
Formation1919
Legal statusPolice Act 1996
PurposePolice Federation
Headquarters5 Woodside Place, Glasgow, G3 7QF
Location
Membership
16,500 (constables, sergeants, inspectors, chief inspectors, cadets and special constables)
Chair
Andrea MacDonald
Vice Chair
David Hamilton
General Secretary
Calum Steele
Deputy General Secretary
David Kennedy
Websitewww.spf.org.uk

The Scottish Police Federation is an organisation representing Scottish police officers. It has approximately 18,500 members across the Police Service of Scotland.[1] It campaigns on issues that affect pay and conditions though police officers are not allowed to strike and reports to authorities on matters which affect their welfare and efficiency.

The Scottish Police Federation is led by General Secretary Calum Steele who has been in post since October 2008.[2]

Chairmen[edit]

  • 1919–20 Peter McAusland, Edinburgh
  • 1920 Edward Malcolm, Aberdeenshire
  • 1920–21 Neil Macleod, Glasgow
  • 1921–22 John J Ryan, Glasgow (1st term of office)
  • 1922–23 George Kay, Ayrshire
  • 1923–24 John J Ryan, Glasgow (2nd term of office)
  • 1924–25 William Webster, OBE, Edinburgh
  • 1925–27 John J Ryan, Glasgow (3rd term of office)
  • 1927–30 Arthur McIntosh, Glasgow
  • 1930–32 John J Ryan, Glasgow (4th term of office)
  • 1932–33 William Cowie, BL, Glasgow (1st term of office)
  • 1933 Alexander Alexander, Glasgow
  • 1933–34 John B Rothney, Aberdeenshire
  • 1934–39 William Cowie, BL, Glasgow (2nd term of office)
  • 1939–42 Thomas O Porter, Wigtownshire
  • 1942–44 Andrew K Robertson, Glasgow
  • 1944–46 Robert Allan, BEM, Ayrshire
  • 1946–47 Archibald Carswell, Argyll
  • 1947–49 William Mortimer, Aberdeen City
  • 1949–50 George Watson, Ayr Burgh
  • 1950–54 James Spowart, BEM, Perthshire & Kinross-shire
  • 1954–56 James L Murchie, Glasgow
  • 1956–57 John D Stephen, Edinburgh
  • 1957–58 Thomas McCallum, Berwick, Roxburgh & Selkirk
  • 1958–61 Charles L Jack, BEM, Glasgow
  • 1961–63 Norman Clark, Edinburgh
  • 1963–66 Donald McCulloch, BEM, Glasgow
  • 1966–68 John Black, BEM, Glasgow
  • 1968–70 Stuart Waldman, Glasgow
  • 1970–73 Ronald Munro, Fife
  • 1973–76 Donald McLean, Glasgow/Strathclyde
  • 1976–78 Frederick Conner, BEM, Lothian & Borders
  • 1978–81 Hamish Forrest, MBE, Strathclyde
  • 1981–82 John Hamilton, Strathclyde
  • 1982–84 Patrick Kennedy, Strathclyde
  • 1984–87 Alistair W A Wallace, MBE, Strathclyde
  • 1988–89 Kenneth MacDonald, Lothian & Borders
  • 1989–91 Elizabeth Stewart, Strathclyde
  • 1991–00 James Fraser, QPM, Strathclyde
  • 2000–09 Norrie Flowers, Strathclyde
  • 2010–12 Leslie Gray, Strathclyde
  • 2012–15 Brian Docherty, Strathclyde
  • 2016- Andrea MacDonald, West Area


Footnote: John J Ryan, Glasgow served four terms of office as chairman William Cowie, BL, Glasgow served two terms of office as chairman.

General Secretaries[edit]

  • 1919–22 William Webster, OBE, Edinburgh (1st term of office)
  • 1922–24 John B Craib, MBE, Ayr Burgh
  • 1924–26 William Cowie, BL, Glasgow
  • 1926–28 Andrew Valentine, Midlothian
  • 1928–30 William Webster, OBE, Edinburgh (2nd term of office)
  • 1930–34 George Machray, Edinburgh
  • 1934- Robert Watson, Edinburgh
  • 1934–41 William Brander, Glasgow
  • 1941–42 William Forgie, MA, Glasgow
  • 1942–51 George Mitchell, BEM, Coatbridge
  • 1951–56 James Watson, Glasgow
  • 1956–63 Robert McClement, Glasgow
  • 1963–75 Daniel Wilson, MBE, Scottish North-Eastern Counties Constabulary
  • 1975–83 Joseph Black, MBE, Strathclyde
  • 1983–87 Alexander Gowl, Grampian
  • 1988–91 Alistair W A Wallace, MBE, Strathclyde
  • 1991–05 Douglas J Keil, MBE, QPM, Grampian
  • 2005–08 Joe Grant, MBE, Strathclyde
  • 2008 - Calum Steele, Northern

Footnote: William Webster, OBE, Edinburgh served two terms of office as Secretary

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ About the SPF Archived 7 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine spf.org.uk, accessed 17 January 2009
  2. ^ Officials Archived 7 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine spf.org.uk, accessed 17 January 2009

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