Today in the Scotsman, we read:
‘Officers left fatigued and frustrated in wake of Police Scotland cuts. The savings imposed on Police Scotland are unsustainable and have led to fewer officers supporting communities, according to force personnel interviewed for a Scottish Government document.’
As you might expect it’s a highly selective reading of the Evaluation of Police and Fire Reform document released by the Scottish Government with just a wee acknowledgement that there is positive in the report, at the very end, after a Tory rant.
I do go on about context but, once more, that’s what we need to properly judge the quality of Police Scotland. Here’s some:
Police Scotland, world experts on violence reduction, are now to advise The Met after helping the NYPD and Canada Police. Scotland’s media ignore the story in favour of anything negative they can find.
If officers are genuinely fatigued (no scientifically measurable data is presented), then thank goodness the Tories are not setting their staffing budget.