12th October 2018

Perth Police HQ - by Ninian Reid via Flickr

12th October 2018

SPF grateful for ‘regular, on-going dialogue’ with Scottish Government

Debate over Tasers being more humane than beating people shows ‘mutual respect’ between policing politicians. Representatives of rank and in file officers in Scotland have spoken of their unique advantage in having an open door policy to Holyrood government.


The police operation for Donald Trump’s visit to the UK is estimated to have cost nearly £18 million, it has emerged. Thousands of officers were deployed to cover the four-day trip in the largest mobilisation since the 2011 riots. Sara Thornton, who chairs the National Police Chiefs’ Council, said it was a “significant operation” with the US President visiting four force areas and protests taking place in many others.


Twenty-nine drivers stopped by officers in and around Forfar were handed “anti-social warning markers” during the Tayside Police Division summer road safety campaign. Should the motorists offend again, the force claims “their vehicles will be seized by police”. Officers took to the roads of Angus in the crackdown aimed at tackling anti-social use of the roads.


The Environment Agency in the North East has joined forces with the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) to target cross-border waste crime. Staff from both agencies joined police and other agencies at a road stop on the A1 in Berwickshire to address cross-border illegal waste activity including the illegal dumping of waste and transport of other potential illicit goods. Last Wednesday’s event, at Pease Bay, happened in conjunction with a road stop which took place at Gretna Services on the A74 (M) in the North West – the two main routes into and out of Scotland. A similar event was also held last month.



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