Alan Stewart is a retired police inspector who, after 6 hours’ retirement in 1997, went on to be the force wildlife crime officer in a civilian capacity, the first full-time post in Scotland.
His interest in wildlife crime stemmed from dealing with salmon and deer poaching cases early in his career,and from an interest in farming, shooting, fishing and the countryside in general.
Retiring from this role in 2011, he continued wildlife crime-related work as an intelligence officer with the UK National Wildlife Crime Unit, finally retiring in 2015.
Alan was presented with several prestigious awards during his policing career, including in 2001 the MBE for services to policing wildlife crime and is the author of four books on that subject. He lives with his wife, dog, ducks and hens on the edge of a Perthshire village.
Other books by Alan Stewart:
The Thin Green Line
A Lone Furrow
Wildlife and the Law