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Chief Constable Norma Graham, Fife Constabulary
© Jane Brettle

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Chief Constable Norma Graham, Fife Constabulary 2006

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  • Scottish Art
This photograph was commissioned as part of a series titled ‘Force’, documenting the diverse roles of Scotland’s police force. It shows a behind-the-scenes view of police work. Instead of a firearm, Norma Graham’s weapon is a fountain pen, highlighting her role in setting the strategic direction of policing in Fife. It was taken when Norma was Deputy Chief Constable, but in July 2008 she was appointed Chief Constable of Fife Constabulary. She is Scotland's first female Chief Constable. During the sitting, Brettle observed that Norma said ‘we’ rather than ‘I’, fitting since she described her role as “building bridges with different communities”. The hat, featured in the background, shows her rank within the police force in its decorative silver braid.

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  • Acc. No. PGP 278.13
  • Medium Lambda Photographic Print
  • Size 100.00 x 100.00 cm
  • Credit Purchased 2007