DCI Brian Johnston

Central Scotland Police

Head of the Public Protection Unit

Police-community relations: Practitioner

SIPR Practitioner Fellow

I have been a serving police officer within Central Scotland Police since 1989 and have spent the majority of my policing career within Crime Management Services. I am a Detective Chief Inspector (Senior Investigating Officer) within the force and I am currently the head of the force Public Protection Unit. In this role I am responsible for the management of Child Protection, Young Runaways, Domestic Abuse, Adult Protection, Appropriate Adult Service, Specialist Investigations Unit (investigating historical child sexual abuse and online child abuse), Ecrime Analysis Unit, Management of Registered Sex Offenders, Early and Effective Intervention/Youth Justice and the Forth Valley Multi Agency Screening Hub. I have been in my current post since 2009 and attend Child Protection Committees, the Adult Support and Protection Committee and the Mappa Oversight Group in Forth Valley.    As part of my role I am keen to learn new innovative methods of working all aimed at improving outcomes for victims. One area of business that I am keen to learn from elsewhere in Northern Europe is in respect of the police and multi agency response to Domestic Abuse. In particular the management of repeat offenders and multi agency early intervention schemes that are in existence as an alternative to prosecution (I.e. male intervention schemes).  

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Central Scotland Police
3 Central Boulevard,
Central Business Park


Phone: 01324 574940

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