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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...

Care of Police Survivors (COPS) is proud to announce the appointment of survivor Gill Wright-Boulton as its new President-elect.A serving Trustee, Gill has been involved with COPS since her husband PC Alan McMurray died on duty in 2006.She credits the charity, which supports the families...

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...

Care of Police Survivors (COPS) is proud to announce the appointment of survivor Gill Wright-Boulton as its new President-elect.A serving Trustee, Gill has been involved with COPS since her husband PC Alan McMurray died on duty in 2006.She credits the charity, which supports the families...

Tayside’s top police officer laments loss of funding to sex worker support service amid drop in Dundee rape detection Tayside’s top police officer has lamented the loss of funding to a service supporting at-risk sex workers. The comments came as Police Scotland reported a drop in...

Police Scotland cyber kiosks ‘could be unlawful’ The introduction of technology allowing the police to gather data from mobile phones or laptops looks set to be delayed following concerns its use may be unlawful.  Police Scotland has spent hundreds of thousands of pounds buying 41 “cyber...

Police attempt to boost further recruitment of special constables across the north Police Scotland is developing a new scheme to help recruit more special constables within rural communities across the north. The scheme would improve accessibility for those wishing to apply and train to become special...

Clapped-out cop car scandal as Police Scotland 'use old bangers patched up with second-hand parts'Police Scotland have been accused of running a fleet of vehicles that includes old bangers with more than 200,000 miles on the clock patched up with second-hand parts.A whistleblower said the...

Stornoway police vehicles fitted with stickers to mark the centenary of the Iolaire disasterChief Inspector Ian Graham, area commander for the Western Isles, said: “The Iolaire disaster is a hugely significant event in the history of the Western Isles and we are proud to be...

#LestWeForgetAYRSHIRE POLICE DIVISION – THE GREAT WAR CENTENARY MEMORIAL SERVICE 1918-2018This morning Ayr Police Station hosted a memorial service for Ayrshire Police Officers who gave their lives during both the Great War and Second World War.Between 1914 and 1918, 15 Police officers and 6 Police...