Tom McDougall MBE


Tom McDougall MBE

Tom completed 29 years of Police Service with Central Scotland Police and spent 15 years in Community Policing and Crime Prevention/Community Safety retiring in the rank of Inspector, and Deputy Head of Community Safety and Force Crime Prevention Officer.

During his career, Tom successfully attended courses at the Scottish Police College in Crime Reduction and Architectural Liaison and the Counter-Terrorist Crime Prevention Course organised by the Home Office. Tom was also a visiting lecturer at the Scottish Police College where he lectured on town centre crime and ATM fraud.

In the role of Deputy Head of Community Safety, he was responsible for the development and delivery of all matters relating to partnership working and crime prevention including Architectural Liaison, Community Planning, Local Authority Liaison and Community Planning and received praise from a number of partners for his handling of a delicate situation involving a NHS vulnerable patient and for his work on the PPP schools in Falkirk.

As well as being Force Crime Prevention Officer he represented Central Scotland Police on a number of ACPOS Groups including the Scottish Business Crime Centre, Scottish Crime Reduction Sub-Group, Architectural Liaison Officers Sub-Group, the Fraud Action Group and often represented his department and other Senior Officers at a variety of other local and national meetings relating to crime prevention and community safety.

In 2014 Tom completed an eight year spell with the Scottish Business Resilience Centre where he was responsible for the delivery of crime reduction and community safety advice to partners in town and city centres throughout Scotland. In his roles in the Police and at the SBRC he has authored a number of crime prevention documents on Rural Crime, Retail Crime, Crime on Industrial Estates and Data Compromise.

In 2004, Tom was awarded an MBE for services to Central Scotland Police and the communities of Falkirk and Stirling.

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