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More police time spent in back office than frontline

March 6, 2012 8:05 PM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Commenting as the latest quarterly police numbers are released, Scottish Liberal Democrat Justice Spokesperson Alison McInnes MSP said:

Alison McInnes MSPAlison McInnes MSP"While the Scottish Government pat themselves on the back, civilian police staff continue to lose their jobs across Scotland.

"This worrying decline means the vital support that frontline officers get from civilian staff is threatened and more and more police time is spent in back offices and not in communities.

"The SNP's plans to centralise police control and remove local accountability will only serve to accelerate this. I urge the Cabinet Secretary to rethink his police power grab."