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Police Scotland is introducing an officer verification process to provide reassurance to any member of the public who may be concerned about whether or not they are being spoken to by a genuine police officer working alone. The move follows the "understandable public concern surrounding the horrendo

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Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP has today warned that Police Scotland must be transformed into a 21st century police force after new figures revealed that recorded cyber-crime doubled in the past twelve months. In 2020-21, an estimated 14,130 cyber-crimes were record

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Members of Edinburgh Law School's Understanding Inequalities project have published two new high profile reports. The first report, authored by Professor Susan McVie, details data on the number of charges reported by Police Scotland under the Coronavirus Regulations between March 2020 and June 2021

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Traffic police in Scotland are catching as many drivers on drugs as those who are drunk, new figures show. Specialist road officers are catching 40 to 50 motorists a week who have taken narcotics. The figures come after roadside tests were brought in two years ago. Drug wipes are used to detect drug

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The Metropolitan Police could adopt a gender-neutral uniform for all police officers following a consultation of officers. The UK's largest police force – with nearly twice as many officers as Police Scotland – said it would consult staff ahead of the contract with its current uniform pr

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Former justice secretary Kenny MacAskill has called on Police Scotland to cease all involvement in training police in Sri Lanka following concerns about human rights abuses. Mr MacAskill's intervention comes after Human Rights Watch, Freedom from Torture, the Sri Lanka Campaign for Peace and Justice

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Police have been "fair and proportionate" in their enforcement of Covid-19 restrictions, according to new research published by the Scottish Police Authority (SPA). The independent advisory group chaired by John Scott QC has published a major 141-page report into police use of Covid-19 powers ahead

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Old police stations number among 100 properties sold by Police Scotland that have netted the single force more than £28 million since 2013. The former Strathclyde Police headquarters at 173 Pitt Street, Glasgow, was the most lucrative, selling for £9.6m in 2018. The police training schoo

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Hate crimes recorded against the police have risen over the past three years and comprise up to half of such charges in some areas, the Law Society Gazette reports. Fifty-three per cent of all cases dealt with by North Yorkshire Police in 2019/20 included a victim who was a police employee or office

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The Scottish Police Authority will receive an additional £10 million to invest in modernisation of the police fleet. The funding will enable the purchase of around 235 new ultra-low emission vehicles by Police Scotland and will also help support the replacement of 140 existing petrol

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The Scottish Police Authority (SPA) has improved how it operates but policing in Scotland is not financially sustainable, says the Auditor General for Scotland. Leadership of the SPA and Police Scotland has stabilised, and the authority has made progress in financial planning and management, as well

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Undercover police and MI5 agents will be given explicit permission in law to commit criminal offences under new legislation introduced by the UK government. The Covert Human Intelligence Sources (CHIS) Bill has been introduced to provide a "clear and consistent statutory basis for a limited number o

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