Scottish Violence Reduction Unit

Month: April 2020

Lockdown: The Importance of Protecting Victims and Survivors of Domestic Abuse: By Kirsten Russell

As the words “Stay home, Stay safe, Save lives” are spoken throughout the country, it is important to remember that for some home may not represent a safe space and that the isolation of lockdown may in fact be life threatening. At the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit we recognise that those who are vulnerable in …

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Niven Rennie

Director

Telephone: 01786 896785          Email: violence.reduction@scotland.pnn.police.uk

Niven has more than 30 years of operational policing experience in the United Kingdom. He joined Strathclyde Police in 1985 serving throughout the west of Scotland in a variety of ranks and positions before progressing to the rank of Chief Superintendent. Niven previously held the role of President of the Association of Scottish Police Superintendents where he represented the interests of the operational leaders of policing in Scotland.

On leaving Police Scotland in 2016 Niven took up the position of Chief Executive Officer of South Ayrshire Escape from Homelessness (SeAscape).

Niven was appointed director of the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit in July 2018.