Author: MeganFinnie

MSPs have raised concerns after the Scottish Police Authority increased the salary it pays its chief executive despite reducing the size of his job. Hugh Grover was appointed to lead the SPA in August in a role which commands a £117,000 salary. The post’s responsibilities...

The operation will see additional high-visibility patrols across Aberdeenshire and officers will be targeting anti-social behaviour, theft and violence. Local Area Commander for North Aberdeenshire Chief Inspector Rob Sturton said: “The north-east of Scotland is recognised as a great place to live, work and visit....

Christmas is coming to Falkirk and police have teamed up with traders to ensure a rise in crime does not come right along with it. Officers begin their annual Christmas policing initiative next week and have been given a vacant unit in the Howgate Shopping...

Exceptional officers honoured at Scottish Police Federation awardsAmong them were four police officers from Greenock, who attended an incident where a man carried out a vicious and frenzied knife attack.Seven police offers formed a human chain to hold on to a young man who had...

A HERO police officer has been recognised for his bravery after tackling a knife-wielding thug attempting to set fire to the Scottish Parliament. Detective Constable Glynn Powell bravely disarmed Piotr Swiatek, who was jailed for 30 months in October for pouring fuel on wooden posts...

IF we have learned anything from the astonishing scenes that unfolded in Argentina over the past week it is that, when it comes to incidents of football-related violence and general mayhem, Scotland mercifully still finds itself fairly far down that particular league table of nations. They will...

Police Scotland among the UK’s best-staffed forces, data reveals Scotland has more police officers per head than anywhere in the UK outside London, new data has revealed. Officer numbers have fallen to a nine-year low in Scotland but it still remains one of the best policed...

Controversial technology which allows police officers to override passwords to quickly harvest data from mobile phones should not be introduced until its legality is resolved, according to a committee of MSPs. Police Scotland had planned to begin a national rollout of the “cyber kiosks” next...

The public spending watchdog has warned there are “considerable challenges” ahead for Scottish policing amid continuing financial concerns. Delivering its audit of the Scottish Police Authority’s (SPA) 2017/18 accounts, Audit Scotland said there had been improvements in governance and transparency. But it said the SPA, which manages the £1.1...