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Attacks on Scottish police officers hit record levels as fears rise for cops’ safety Attacks on the police are at record levels, according to new figures. Violent assaults on law enforcers have more than doubled since the formation of Police Scotland six years ago. In the...

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...

Number of police assaults in Tayside and Fife an ‘absolute disgrace’ Police officers have been subjected to more than 600 assaults across Tayside and Fife in the lifetime of the national force. There have been 383 assaults in D division (Tayside) and 281 in P division...

Police union issued stark safety warning over new car park levy A letter sent by Scottish Police Federation (SPF) general secretary Calum Steele said the chances of uniformed officers being “targeted” could rise sharply if they were to travel to work on public transport. He also...

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...

Number of cocaine-related deaths in Scotland quadruples in four years The number of cocaine-related deaths in Scotland has quadrupled in the space of just four years amid warnings that people are using the drug along with other Class A substances. Cocaine was linked to 139 fatalities...

Scotland’s drug crisis needs open minds on decriminalising drug use At first sight, the Daily Record’s call for the decriminalisation of drug use might be considered highly contentious. This paper and our sister title the Sunday Mail make a point of pursuing the scourge of criminal...

Nicola Sturgeon urged to ‘follow Boris’s lead’ and up number of police officers in Scotland Nicola Sturgeon has been urged to “follow Boris’s lead” by pledging to use the knock-on £100 million windfall – from the Tory frontrunner’s pledge to create 20,000 new police posts south...

Ex police officer claims Scotland’s war on drugs is lost The war on drugs is “completely lost and unwinnable” if legislators continue with the same approach to tackling the issue, it has been claimed. Jim Duffy, a retired Strathclyde Police officer who now works for Law...

A man has been charged with the attempted murder of a police officer in Fife.The 46-year-old man was stabbed in the chest while responding to a disturbance at a house in Tayport on Saturday at 00:45.He was treated at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee for a...