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Single police force could see thousands of officers removed from our streets: Rennie

August 1, 2011 4:44 PM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Commenting on statistics released today which reveal there has been a drop in the number of recorded crimes in Scotland, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP said:

"This welcome drop in the number of recorded crimes serves as a warning against the SNP Government's ill-advised plans for a single national police force. This move could see thousands of police officers removed from our streets and this progress reversed.

"Scottish Liberal Democrats are the only party who have continually warned about the dangers of the SNP's flawed and dangerous centralising agenda for Scottish policing, not least because of the negative effect it would have on the safety of Scotland's streets and communities.

"The Justice Secretary needs to listen to the growing choir of opposition voices before it is too late, otherwise he will irrevocably damage Scottish policing and the safety of our streets forever."