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Ex-PSNI Chief Superintendent taking force to industrial tribunal

Emma Bond, the first woman to be appointed District Commander for Derry City and Strabane, served with the PSNI for 23 years before leaving to join Police Scotland last February.

A senior officer who served in the PSNI for over two decades is taking the force to an industrial tribunal - reportedly on the basis of alleged sexual discrimination.

Ex-Chief Superintendent Emma Bond, who joined Police Scotland as an ACC in February 2022, previously served as the PSNI's head of learning and development, head of innovation and change, and executive lead for hate crime.

A founding member of the PSNI's Women in Policing Association, Ms Bond was the first woman to be apppointed as the District Commander for Derry City and Strabane.

She held that role between January and October 2020, before being posted to a new role in Operational Support.

Ms Bond's case has been listed in Northern Ireland's industrial tribunal this week between January 9-13. The precise nature of the allegations have not yet become clear.

The now ACC was awarded an MBE for services to policing and the community in 2019.

The PSNI said: “As legal proceedings are ongoing, it is inappropriate for us to make any comment.”

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