9th August 2019

Perth Police HQ - by Ninian Reid via Flickr

9th August 2019

Police representatives hit out at SNP boast over rising officer numbers

Police representatives have criticised the SNP after it trumpeted a boost in officer numbers. Community safety minister Ask Denham hailed statistics showing the number of officers has risen by 1,025 to 17,259 since the SNP took power in 2007.
But Calum Steele, general-secretary of the Scottish Police Federation (SPF), which represents rank and file officers, took issue with the boast.

https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/17824434.police-representatives-hit-snp-boast-rising-officer-numbers/

Labour urge Scots government to officially treat drugs death crisis as ‘public health emergency’

Nicola Sturgeon is being urged to officially designate Scotland’s drug death crisis a “public health emergency”, the Record can reveal. Labour made the demand as part of a Holyrood motion calling for a cross-party debate on the issue when MSPs return from the summer break.

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/labour-urge-scots-government-officially-18865799

Police representatives hit out at SNP boast over rising officer numbers

Police representatives have criticised the SNP after it trumpeted a boost in officer numbers. Community safety minister Ask Denham hailed statistics showing the number of officers has risen by 1,025 to 17,259 since the SNP took power in 2007.

https://en.brinkwire.com/news/police-representatives-hit-out-at-snp-boast-over-rising-officer-numbers/

All you need to know about Tasers

A police officer who was stabbed several times in a machete attack in east London managed to Taser his attacker despite his injuries. Here are some facts about the weapons:
– What are Tasers?

Tasers – or conductive electrical devices (CEDs) – are weapons with a 50,000-volt electrical charge and temporarily incapacitate a person, in most cases causing them freeze and fall to the ground. They are battery-powered.

https://home.bt.com/news/uk-news/all-you-need-to-know-about-tasers-11364383241861

Police chief calls for ‘more enlightened, tolerant’ Perthshire ahead of Pride festival and Super Saturday

A police chief has called for a “more enlightened, tolerant” Perthshire ahead of this Saturday’s Pride festival after members of the LGBT+ community were heckled at a recent farmers’ market in Perth. Chief Inspector Ian Scott, local area commander for Perth and Kinross, urged all members of the community to come out an support Perthshire Pride when it takes to the streets this weekend for the second time. Members of the Pride organisation said they were targeted by abusive yobs while they were setting up a stand at the farmer’s market on the High Street earlier this month, prompting Mr Scott to make his plea.

https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/perth-kinross/952815/top-cop-calls-for-more-enlightened-tolerant-perthshire-ahead-of-pride-festival-and-super-saturday/

 

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