8th March 2019

Perth Police HQ - by Ninian Reid via Flickr

8th March 2019

This is an important point in Scottish Football’s history and if the review is implemented, should lead to a safer, fairer, more secure and pleasant environment

The Scottish Police Federation welcomes the Publication of DCC Mark Robert’s Independent Review of Football Policing in Scotland.

The Scottish Police Federation (SPF) contributed to this review and are reassured that his conclusions are broadly
aligned to our own views.

The review comments very positively on the operational police response at matches and our colleagues will welcome the fact that their professionalism has been recognised.

Officers will also welcome the nudge given to Police Scotland to start explaining to genuine supporters and the public at large the risk that police officers face at some of our games.

Verbal and physical abuse and injuries are increasing and such an engagement strategy would support a change to the culture of reluctance in deploying properly protected Public Order units when necessary.

Full statement here

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A man who attempted to violently flee from Stirling Sheriff Court was detained by the quick thinking and brave actions of Constable Gregor Cameron.

Delighted to be able to Present Police Constable Cameron with his Scottish Police Federation Bravery Awards this week.

The man was being led to attend his trial and was handcuffed to a member of G4S staff.

As the pair walked past a public entrance to the court, the defendant pulled the member of staff towards it, dragging her behind him.

Hearing her shouts, Constable Cameron immediately rushed to her aid only to discover that the man had fashioned and concealed a sharp weapon from a plastic spoon which he used to lash out at the officer.

Constable Cameron suffered deep wounds to his head and lacerations to his neck as the offender lashed out before he bravely fought to get him under control and ultimately to justice. See MoreSee Less

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