North Area Committee

Caroline Macnaughton

Secretary, North Area Committee

Caroline Macnaughton became the Secretary of the North Area Committee in July 2022.

She started her career in West Yorkshire police in 1995 before transferring to the Metropolitan Police, working in Westminster and North London. She continued her career in Police Scotland, serving in Tayside Division, working latterly as a Locality and response Sergeant in Pitlochry. Caroline has worked within the Child Protection Unit and as a SOLO and been an investigator within PSD, dealing with Internal Investigations and police complaints. Caroline became a part-time federation rep in 2019 on the NAC and was elected to the post of Deputy Secretary in February 2021, with responsibility for the Equality Portfolio.

Allen Shaw

Chair, North Area Committee

Allen Shaw became Chair in July 2022. He has over 20 years policing experience, predominantly as a detective within Proactive, Reactive and PPU CID roles and as a front line officer in both the legacy Grampian Police are and within Police Scotland, serving as SIO in a number of high profile cases.

Allen become chair of the North Area Committee in July 2022 having previously been an Inspectors’ representative and vice chair of the same committee prior to this.  Allen is currently a director for the Police Treatment Centres and The Police Children’s Charity.

Andy Sawers

Deputy Secretary, North Area Committee

Andy Sawers became Deputy Secretary of the North Area Committee in July 2022.

He has served on that Committee as a Sergeant rep since 2019 and held the position of Chair of the Sergeants Committee until his recent successful election.

Andy has 25 years experience in various operational and departmental roles with Grampian Police and Police Scotland, in both the City and Shire.  He has years of experience in Public Order, Firearms and several years working within Crime Reduction, delivering presentations to commercial businesses and the off shore industry.

Yvonne Sloan

Vice Chair, North Area Committee

Yvonne Sloan became the Vice Chair of the North Area Committee in July 2022. 

She joined Northern Constabulary as a Special Constable in 1995 and  as a Constable in 2004.

She’s worked in several areas of policing in rural and city areas, including response policing, as a detective within Child Protection, served as a Staff Officer for the Senior Command Team, as a PF liaison officer and has worked on several national projects.  She was elected as the Constables representative for N Division in 2020 and held the position of Secretary for the Constables Committee in the North.

She is involved with the Scottish Police Benevolent Fund as a trustee and the North Area Secretary. She is trained in Conduct and Equality and is the lead for Health and Safety in the North.