Two new divisional commanders have been appointed to lead police divisions in the north and north-east.
The re-shuffle has been prompted by the impending retirement of north-east divisional commander Campbell Thomson, who is leaving the force on August 14 after a 30-year career.
Chief superintendent George Macdonald will take up the role on August 3 after spending the last three years as divisional commander for the Highlands and islands division.
Chief superintendent Conrad Trickett will take over as divisional commander in the Highlands and islands.
Police Scotland’s chief constable Iain Livingstone said: “I would like to thank chief superintendent Thomson for his service to both Grampian Police and Police Scotland over the past three decades.
“His professionalism, leadership and ability commands utmost respect across Scotland, while his dedication to the north-east has been outstanding. On behalf of the entire force, I wish him a long and very happy retirement.
“Maintaining public confidence in policing has never been so important, and as the force navigates its way through such a challenging time it is absolutely crucial that the right people are in place to ensure that local, community policing remains at the heart of what we do.
“I know chief superintendent Macdonald and chief superintendent Trickett will serve our communities well.”