Police Strength Statistics

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 23 January 2019.

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Photo of Peter Chapman Peter Chapman Conservative

The latest police figures show that the number of local divisional officers in the north-east has been cut by 42 in the past year alone, which is a clear demonstration of the Scottish National Party’s policy of centralisation and is to the detriment of communities in my region. Can the cabinet secretary assure me that I will not discover further reductions in the next set of statistics?