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BBC News - Q&A: Scotland's new police service - Police Scotland
Genius, how long did it take to come up with that. Lot's of consultants required? How much?
Something to watch for the drivers;
At the moment the boundaries are quite apparent for speed cameras, covert etc.
It's really Strathclyde taking over, House-the new boss-is the outgoing Chief. He reduced Strathclyde's vehicle fleet by 30%, for example.
Noticed the stickers have vanished from our local police cars in anticipation of the change.
The biggest shake up of Police control in Scotland ever, kicks off in two weeks and they haven't sorted out a logo yet. Bodes well...
I do wonder if this is the start of plans to carry this through to England and Wales. It's been bandied about for years.
I reckon it will be the SimCity one; when it gets approval from the Heraldic authority.
Cracks me up, the forces that have been dead against this "reformation" have all been amalgamated into massive areas, yet Strathclyde, the ones that have been pushing for this "one force" approach have been split into 5 smaller divisions, genius!!
I also see trouble ahead in that control of the police has been removed from elected members and placed in the hands of the Scottish Government. Just not on really.
My local bobby, who is also a firearms specialist has been told he has to transfer to Stirling or Strathclyde if he wants to continue with that role as that is where the firearms officers will be based. Not much use if something happens in Aberdeen or Inverness, both 3 hours away!
Our "local" police station will also be unmanned and any response will come from a policestation 27 miles away!
I can't wait!!!
one force under king alex,i think lechurs is going to empty soon make a nice camp to house any dissenters to his master plan.
Scotland can hardly make a worse job of it than the perpetual CF that is the "dreamed of" Heddlu Cymru/Police Wales.
However much yer man Alex is rubbing his hands with glee, you can bet Y Senedd is having a major "I want one" looking at his new train set.
Another 'imaginary' friend? Well, well....there's a surprise...not.
(and by the way...your story is a load of shite)
Can't see the problem, works well enough with NHS, we have a variety of boards ( for Police read Divisions), some goegraphical such as Highland, Lothian, Greater Glasgow & Clyde, whilst also having some that are for all of Scotland such as NES (Training), Ambulance, NHS24, Blood Transfusion.
With a population of less than 6 million, there's no reason for Scotland to have any more than a single force. The Met do very well and they police a population of more than 8 million. Look south of the border for changes though. There's been an amalgamation of assets between some forces and it will eventually lead to an amalgamation of the Forces themselves. There won't be an English Police force but there will be regional forces and smaller entities will just be swallowed up. No bad thing once you get passed the 'wailing and gnashing of teeth' from those senior officers who have a lot to lose. It'll all have it's teething problems, but it will work in the end.
Not surprised the Met do well; they have 31,478 regular officers-as opposed to 17,234 for Scotland-and have a much smaller area to cover with much better infrastructure.
Total crimes in Met area ~800K (Metropolitan Police Service - Crime Figures)
Total Crime in Scotland ~300,00 (http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/0039/00396557.pdf)
Yeah, we need to up the crime rate if we are to be a credible independent country!
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