Police Strength Statistics

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

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Photo of Daniel Johnson Daniel Johnson Labour

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The City of Edinburgh Council currently plans to cut the £2.6 million that it provides the police directly to fund 54 additional community-based officers in the capital. Does the cabinet secretary know the total number of officers who are funded directly by local authorities? What impact have the reductions in local authority spending over the past few years had on the number of community-based officers in Scotland?