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Inverness Welcomes Award Winning Probationer to the Team

Issued: 8 Nov 2010

Inverness Area Command is welcoming a double winner from the Scottish Policing College to their team this week.

Constable Katie Johnstone, originally of British Columbia in Canada, was awarded the Lyall Heggie Trophy for best level of female fitness within the course and in addition The Endeavor II Trophy for her overall commitment and discipline to her studies and development during her time at the college.

Constable Johnstone had been interested in becoming a police officer for many years. It was only when she met her now husband and settled in the Highlands that she applied to join Northern Constabulary.

When talking of her motivation, she said: "I've thought about applying to become a police officer for some time but it is only after I've experienced the welcoming and friendly community here in the Highlands, I decided that it was here I wanted to work."

She added: "I am really looking forward to working in Inverness and experience a wide range of policing duties."

Area Commander for Inverness, Chief Inspector Andrew MacLean welcomed: "I am delighted that Constable Johnstone has achieved these awards at the Scottish Policing College, and I know she will have had to worked hard to gain them.

"I look forward to her taking the skills she has attained into the workplace and I wish her well for the future within Northern Constabulary."

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