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Police Scotland has agreed a national contract to implement body worn video for frontline officers and staff across Scotland over the next three years. Motorola was successful in securing the £13.3 million contract, which entails the purchase of 10,500, Home Office-approved VB400 cameras and s

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The complete failure of Police Scotland to perform its role led to a young woman being trapped in a car with her dead partner for days before she too died, a fatal accident inquiry that has taken nine years has found. Lamara bell, 25, lay severely injured but conscious at the bottom of an embankment

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A group of police officers are to launch legal action after they suffered hearing damage during Bonfire Night. Some 20 officers have sought legal advice and are working with the Scottish Police Federation (SPF) after Police Scotland failed to provide them with adequate ear protection.

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The Scottish Liberal Democrats have urged Scottish ministers to "get serious" over the challenges facing policing as new figures reveal that police officer numbers are now at their lowest level in more than a decade and a half. The Scottish government’s Police Officer Quarterly Strength Statis

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The lawyer who represented a police officer who won a case against Police Scotland said the force has "weaponised" its process against officers who complain. Margaret Gribbon was giving evidence to MSPs who are considering new police complaints and misconduct legislation.

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Police Scotland has been urged to join more than a dozen UK police forces in issuing an apology for historic discrimination against LGBT+ people. Northumbria Police chief constable Vanessa Jardine has become the 16th UK police chief to issue a formal apology to the LGBT+ community in response to a c

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Police should “return to preventing crime” and spend less time on dealing with people who have mental health problems, the chief constable has said. Jo Farrell said that each year officers were deployed to “well over 100,000 mental health-related incidents”, which is equivale

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Emergency and retail workers suffer physical attacks from members of the public on average nearly 60 times every single day in Scotland, according to new research. The findings come as a police officer has been forced to leave her job due to the trauma of attending a crime where she and her colleagu

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The Scottish Liberal Democrats have urged the Scottish government to "get serious" over the funding challenges facing policing as new figures reveal that police officer numbers are now at their lowest level since the second quarter of 2008. The Police Officer Quarterly Strength Statistics show

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More than 40 police buildings could be disposed of as Police Scotland deals with budget cuts. New proposals would see 29 stations and buildings scrapped, with the savings reinvested into the single force.

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Police officers and staff are under-reporting misconduct because of a lack of confidence in Police Scotland processes, according to a new report. An inspection by HM Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland (HMICS) found that misconduct and grievance processes are "perceived as lacking openness, tra

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The Scottish Liberal Democrats have called on the Scottish government to protect the justice budget and enhance community policing after new research found that less than half of violent assaults resulted in a criminal charge being reported to the Crown Office last year. Scottish Liberal Democrat re

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