Paddy Tomkins QPM
was appointed HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary for Scotland
by Royal Warrant in March 2007. He was formerly the Chief Constable
of Lothian and Borders Police
, which he joined in 2002
and was succeeded by David Strang
. He initially joined Sussex Police
and in 1993
transferred to the Metropolitan Police Service
as a Chief Superintendent
. In 1999
he was seconded to HM Inspectorate of Constabulary
(England and Wales) as a Deputy Assistant Commissioner
He was educated at Hastings Grammar School and King's College London where he took First Class Honours in History.
He attended the Royal College of Defence Studies in 1997. He attended the UK Civil Service Top Management Programme (TMP 58) in 2000.
He was awarded the Queen's Police Medal for Distinguished Police Service in the Birthday Honours 2006.
He lives in the Scottish Borders, is married and has two young children.