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Gross misconduct proceedings against police officers should be allowed to continue after they resign from the force to promote transparency and maintain public confidence, according to a public consultation. The move, which would see proceedings continue even if an officer leaves during the course o

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The Scottish Liberal Democrats have revealed that Police Scotland spent almost £5 million on settling legal claims in the 2021/2022 financial year and warned that police leadership will need to ensure that such claims are kept to a minimum. Justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP highlighted th

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The Scottish government must ensure Police Scotland has the vehicles that it needs as it emerged that a quarter of the vehicles that the service relies on have in excess of 100,000 miles on the clock. Figures acquired under freedom of information legislation show that Police Scotland have 348 vehicl

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Police Scotland may lose senior officers in the coming months, it has been claimed. A retirement boom is expected at all levels of the single force, with a Scottish Police Authority (SPA) memo indicating the body is “anticipating further senior officers may retire in coming months”.

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The Scottish Liberal Democrats have criticised the Scottish government for cutting police budgets after it found that Police Scotland spent more than £10 million on hire vehicles. New figures obtained by the party under a freedom of information request show that the cost of police hire vehicle

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Police Scotland has suffered more than 2,800 suspected data breaches or related incidents since 2019, a new report states. The figure is the highest of all forces in the UK that provided information on their data regimes, The Scotsman reports.

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Police officers are considering industrial action after rejecting a "derisory" pay offer from the Scottish government. Calum Steele, general secretary of the Scottish Police Federation (SPF), said any action officers take would be "impactful" after a proposed increase in annual pay of £565 was

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Plans for future legislation are part of the Scottish government’s response to an independent review into the handling of complaints against the police. The Scottish government has launched a 12-week consultation on a new bill which delivers on a commitment made in September last year.

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Volunteer police officers in England and Wales will be armed with Tasers under controversial UK government plans. In a speech to the Police Federation annual conference, home secretary Priti Patel said special constables would be authorised to carry the electric stun guns in response to calls from p

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Police Scotland has made a payout of almost £1 million to a former female firearms officer after an employment tribunal ruled she had been victimised. Rhona Malone complained about sexism in the single force and said she had been through “absolute hell”.

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Police Scotland is facing a shortage of senior officers after a spike in people applying to leave the single force. Retirement rates for this year are already 70 per cent higher than normal, according to the Scottish Police Federation, while litigation in England over pensions could prompt a surge i

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Police officer numbers in Scotland are at their lowest point since early 2009 – well before the Scottish government merged forces to create Police Scotland in 2013. There are currently 17,117 full-time police officers serving across Scotland, as of December 2021, surpassing previous lows recor

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A police officer who sent sexually explicit messages to crime victims he met while on duty has been jailed. David Taylor admitted three charges of sending indecent communications and one charge of stalking at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court last month.

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