Scottish Police Federation
The Scottish Police Federation is an organisation representing Scottish police officers. It has approximately 18,500 members across the Police Service of Scotland. 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.
CHAIRMEN OF THE JOINT CENTRAL COMMITTEE SINCE 1919
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- Brian Docherty, Strathclyde
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 OF THE JOINT CENTRAL COMMITTEE SINCE 1919
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