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London Knife Crime: How the capital MUST learn from Glasgow – ‘VIOLENCE ISN’T INEVITABLE!’ The knife crime epidemic on the streets of London “does not have to be an inevitable part of life” and can be solved, experts who were pivotal in reversing violent crime in...

At our recent Conference, SPF Chair Andrea MacDonald met up with Christine Fulton, widow of our colleague Police Constable Lewis Fulton and co-founder of the Charity COPS.Christine is sporting a T-shirt promoting the Fulton 500 charity cycle, where in May, three retired police officers will...

Safety warning for motorcyclists Motorcyclists are being urged to heed safety advice as they prepare to take to the roads for the summer season. Bikers account for around 20% of fatalities and police and the Scottish Government are determined to reduce the casualty figures. Statistics for...

Document catalogues almost 200 police errors over 18 months A catalogue of Police Scotland blunders has been identified in a dossier revealing almost 200 mistakes were made in 18 months. The errors included failing to respond to a warning about a missing person, who was later...

As an ex-police officer, I know crime stats don’t tell whole story – Tom Wood There’s good news on crime rates but beware the sting in the tail, writes former Deputy Chief Constable Tom Wood. The latest published crime statistics were good news – overall crime...

Remembering Police Constable Martin Joyce and Police Constable Ian Gray, of Lothian and Borders Police, who were killed in a road crash in 1990.Their patrol car skidded on ice and collided with a tree near Livingston while they were answering a 999 call.#LestWeForget ...

Remembering Police Constable Martin Joyce and Police Constable Ian Gray, of Lothian and Borders Police, who were killed in a road crash in 1990.Their patrol car skidded on ice and collided with a tree near Livingston while they were answering a 999 call.#LestWeForget ...

Remembering Police Constable Martin Joyce and Police Constable Ian Gray, of Lothian and Borders Police, who were killed in a road crash in 1990.Their patrol car skidded on ice and collided with a tree near Livingston while they were answering a 999 call.#LestWeForget ...

The Scottish Partnership Against Rural Crime (SPARC), which includes Police Scotland, the farmers’ union, Food Standards Scotland, landowners, horse interests, young farmers and foresters, has set out a three-year programme of action to tackle serious organised crime groups in particular. It also guarantees greater visibility...

Police Scotland has more than 250 cars over a decade old, figures have revealed.A total of 870 cars, about a quarter of the fleet, have driven 100,000 miles or more, with 126 covering between 150,000 and 200,000 miles.The average vehicle was four to five years...