Author: MeganFinnie

Officers urge Tasers for all police on front line Frontline police officers should be issued with Tasers and body-worn cameras, according to a Home Office review based on the views of officers and staff. The recommendation comes as more officers are having to work alone after...

As our debate on tackling Scotland’s drugs crisis continues, a former Scottish Parliament presiding officer backs a call for decriminalisation, allowing police to better pursue major dealers while addicts are dealt with as a health issue. Here former MSP and Scottish Parliament Presiding Officer Tricia Marwick has her say. https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/decriminalising-drugs-lets-politicians-adult-17568252     Police...

Scottish Police officers being urged to take part in this year’s Welfare and Wellbeing Survey.This year’s questionnaire covers demographics, work environment, work-life balance, physical and mental health while another section will ask how officers are coping with the job.All answers will remain confidential and the...

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...

Allegations of misconduct against senior police officers before 2018-19 were dismissed as irrelevant and only a fraction were referred to the complaints watchdog, figures reveal. Senior officers had previously faced 363 allegations since 2013, when Police Scotland came into being, but just 39 were deemed...

MINISTERS have rejected concerns over a huge rise in cases against parents if a ban on smacking is brought in. Critics have said research from Wales shows that if the defence of reasonable chastisement is removed there could be an estimated 1,370 smacking allegations recorded in...

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...

Drivers who flout speed limits, use mobile phones or choose not to wear their seatbelt are to be targeted this week by Police Scotland. The week-long campaign to promote safer driving runs from Monday (April 29th 2019) to the following Sunday (May 5th) and will...

“It is surprising that the PIRC makes no comment on what officers should have done, rather they criticised what was done."Clearly PIRC would have preferred officers physically tackled this individual where a violent struggle, and risk of serious injury, was inevitable."I want to place on...

Tragic news from Lancashire - thoughts with colleagues in Lancashire Police mounted unit and our injured colleague.#PoliceFamilyA police horse has died outside of Blackpool FC's Bloomfield Road stadium after being injuredThe horse, called Morecambe, came into contact with a metal pole on Seasiders Way at...