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Q&A: Humza Yousaf on the future of policing Policing needs to evolve to meet new and emerging demands, both in terms of prevention and detection. Criminals buy on the black market, they don’t adhere to procurement rules. We have to be nimble and not allow them...

NEW domestic abuse laws will be a “game changer” for Scotland’s children, it is claimed. Legislation coming into force next week will cover both violence and coervice control and, in a UK first, make the impact on children an aggravating factor which can lead to tougher...

Police and fire service merger review identifies ‘systemic problems’ Improvements are needed to address “systemic problems” created when Scotland’s police and fire services became national bodies, according to MSPs. Holyrood’s Justice Committee has completed a review of the reorganisation of the services. Bad money management and...

MSPs told smacking ban was ‘lightbulb moment’ in Ireland The introduction of a ban on smacking children in Ireland was a “lightbulb moment”, a politician behind the move has told MSPs. Jillian van Turnhout, a former Irish senator, had campaigned to remove the defence of reasonable...

Police officers who used a baton launcher and Taser on an armed man in Troon were justified to use such measures an independent report has concluded.The incident was reviewed by the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner, which is standard procedure when a Taser or baton...

Police officers who used a baton launcher and Taser on an armed man in Troon were justified to use such measures an independent report has concluded.The incident was reviewed by the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner, which is standard procedure when a Taser or baton...

Police officers who used a baton launcher and Taser on an armed man in Troon were justified to use such measures an independent report has concluded.The incident was reviewed by the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner, which is standard procedure when a Taser or baton...

Poignant Aberdeen memorial service held for lost police officers Scores of serving and former police officers and staff gathered at an Aberdeen church at the weekend to honour more than 100 fallen comrades from the force. A poignant candle-lit service was held at St Mark’s cathedral...

Police officers who used a baton launcher and Taser on an armed man in Troon were justified to use such measures an independent report has concluded.The incident was reviewed by the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner, which is standard procedure when a Taser or baton...

“If pubs and nightclubs allowed their clientele to behave the way football clubs do then they would be closed down until they got their act together. It is at the stage now where we need to say: ‘You need to get this sorted out because...