Author: David Hamilton

Tributes have been flooding in following the recent death of popular police detective Andrew ‘Girdy’ Girdwood from Kirkcaldy.Mr Girdwood, who reached the rank of detective chief inspector, was described by Fife’s divisional commander Derek McEwan as am “outstanding detective.”And he hailed him as“one of the...

Tax Relief In April 2018, we were contacted by the HMRC Sector Compliance Manager for the Police sector updating us on how members should contact HMRC and explaining that HMRC had made improvements to simplify the process of claiming expenses, including professional subscriptions, through the digital...

"Our armed response officers are extremely highly trained," said Chief Supt Matt Richards, the commander in charge of Police Scotland's Specialist Services Division."Overall they're providing a higher level of service - and more quickly - to the public."www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-48140508 ...

The Scottish Liberal Democrats have questioned Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf about a report from the Scottish Police Federation (SPF), in which the union described some buildings in the police estate as being “unfit for human habitation”.The report found a number of problems, including mushrooms growing...

Yesterday PIRC criticised an officer for use of Taser against a boxer wanted for a violent crime.He had escaped from Police, was non-compliant, challenging them to fight on a busy road.PAVA was used and didn’t work. Apparently Taser was “disproportionate...

After her experience in "Famous and Fighting Crime", Penny Lancaster has become a Patron for Care of Police Survivors.Penny said: “COPS is an amazing charity, having experienced first-hand how difficult, stressful and potentially dangerous policing can be I realised immediately the importance of their work....