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Cycling challenge in memory of PC Lewis Fulton raises more than £14,000 for COPSA mammoth cycling challenge in memory of a police officer who was killed in the line of duty has raised more than £14,000.The ‘Fulton500’ saw three retired officers ride more than 500...

RIOT POLL-ICERiot cops deployed at Scots polling stations amid fears Euro elections could spark angry flare-ups Riot cops will be deployed at Scots polling stations amid fears today’s Euro elections could spark flare-ups. Deputy Chief Constable Will Kerr said 100 officers in four squads will be...

Chief demands review into Crime and Drug Enforcement Agency Scotland’s top cop has called for a review into the old Crime and Drug Enforcement Agency. Iain Livingstone has told the Scottish Police Authority that he wants an outside force to investigate the disbanded undercover unit. https://www.thenational.scot/news/17655016.chief-demands-review-into-crime-and-drug-enforcement-agency/ Number of...

External force to examine ‘unprofessional’ police conduct Police Scotland have requested that another force examine “unprofessional” conduct within the former Scottish Crime and Drug Enforcement Agency. Chief Constable Iain Livingstone said he would ask the external force to peer review an internal Police Scotland investigation which...

Police urged to abandon facial recognition scans Police Scotland has been urged to abandon its pursuit of facial recognition software after San Francisco city leaders ruled that it was “incompatible with a healthy democracy”. Facial recognition is part of Police Scotland’s 2026 strategy to modernise the...

Smacking ban is backed by Holyrood committee despite concerns it will criminalise good parents Highland MSP John Finnie’s bid to outlaw smacking has been backed by an influential Holyrood committee despite concerns it would criminalise loving parents. A majority of the seven MSPs on the Equalities...

Police watchdog to review progress on football policing in Scotland A watchdog is to examine progress made by Police Scotland following an independent review of football policing. Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland (HMICS) will examine what steps have been taken by the force to...

Campaigners call for fireworks ban as 16,000 respond to Scottish Government consultation Campaigners are calling for a ban on fireworks across Scotland after 16,000 people responded to a Scottish Government consultation on the topic. Thee consultation, which closes today, calls for views on whether fireworks should...

"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 ...

Police Scotland to roll out phone hacking gadgets ‘towards end of summer’ Police are aiming to roll-out controversial machines that allow them to hack into people’s phones “towards the end of summer”. Officers told MSPs they now had “legal clarity” over the gadgets, which have sparked...