East Area Committee

David Reid

Secretary, East Area Committee

David became the Secretary of the East Area Committee in April 2024 having previously been Deputy Secretary since 2022.

David joined Central Scotland Police in 2000, he spent his entire service in Response Policing during which time he obtained a specialism as a Licensed Search Officer, something he did in addition to his core duties for almost 20 years. He worked solely in Central Scotland Police and then in what became C Division (Forth Valley) with the creation of Police Scotland in 2013. David became a local area representative in 2015, initially as a Constable and was elected as a Sergeants’ rep when promoted the following year. David is trained in Equality matters and Conduct. He was the Conduct lead in C Division for several years and is now the Conduct lead for the East.


John Turley

Chair, East Area Committee

John took up post of the Chair of the East Area Committee of the Scottish Police Federation in July 2022.

Joining Fife Police in 2000 he began his policing career in Dunfermline before transferring to  Ballingry when he became part of the Fife Drug Squad’s Surveillance Team.  Prior to joining the Federation as a full-time official John was Fife’s Field Intelligence Officer and Surveillance Gatekeeper.  John has further specialisms of Disaster Victim Identification undertaking deployments to Sri Lanka, CBRN and Crime Scene Manager.

He has completed training in Equality, Health and Safety, Conduct and currently holds the portfolio for People and Equality in the East Area.


Lyn Redwood

Deputy Secretary, East Area Committee

Lyn became the Deputy Secretary of the East Area Committee of the Scottish Police Federation in April 2024.

She joined Central Scotland Police in 1996, spending the majority of her service as uniformed constable in Response and Community Policing roles at several stations across Forth Valley ( C Division), as well as the local ACR. She was a qualified Taser officer and Divisional TRiM assessor/co-ordinator.

She became a Constable representative in 2018 as a member of the East Area Committee, trained in Health and Safety.

She currently holds the portfolio for People and Equality .


Ricky Wood

Vice Chair, East Area Committee

Ricky became the Vice Chair of the East Area Committee in July 2022.

He joined Lothian & Borders Police in 2002 and worked in the Wester Hailes area of Edinburgh.  In 2010 he transferred to Lincolnshire Police before returning to Lothian and Borders Police in 2012.

He spent 13 years in Uniform working in response and community roles.  In 2015 he become the OST coordinator for the East, having been an instructor since 2006.  During this time, he was also a lead TASER instructor and was involved in the initial roll out.  He has been public order trained since 2005.

Ricky was elected as an Edinburgh rep in 2014 and is a Trustee for The Police Treatment Centre, The Police Children’s Charity and the Scottish Police Benevolent Fund.

He currently has the Portfolio for Health and Safety.