Constable Amy Ritchie of Annan Police Station was moved up to the rank of sergeant by the Chief Constable at a ceremony held at police training college Tulliallan.
Reacting to her promotion, Sgt Ritchie said: ìIím delighted to have been promoted, and really pleased that Iíve been posted back at Annan, where Iíve worked previously and enjoyed it.
ìItís a new challenge for me.î
Sgt Ritchie holds a BSc (Hons) Degree in environmental management and geography and is also a former Probationer of the Year with the legacy Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary.
During her eight years in the service she has served at Lockerbie and Annan, most recently serving with the rape investigation unit in Dumfries
Sgt Ritchie, who lives with her partner and lists horse riding as her hobby, said: ìIím going to be settling back into Annan and enjoying it whilst Iím here, and Iíd be quite happy to stay here for the foreseeable future.î
Other promotions at Tulliallan included Andrea Stewart, who has been promoted to sergeant within the custody division.
Andrea has 24 years of service and has been stationed at Stranraer, Dumfries, Gretna, Sanquhar, in crime management services and the former force control room.
Andrea also spent a year working with the police in Bosnia.
Meanwhile, Dale Graham has been promoted to sergeant at Kirkcudbright.
Dale, a native of Dumfries, has 13 years service and has served at Sanquhar, Stranraer, Newton Stewart and Dalbeattie.
Dale is married with two children and lists running, cycling and golf as his hobbies.