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Hundreds of complaints made about police conduct across Tayside

The Dundee Evening Telegraph report on new figures that show 410 allegations of misconduct have been made against police officers in Tayside over the past four years. Of those complaints, 266 were upheld — with three officers “dismissed without notice” for their conduct.

Police Chiefs spend over £32,000 on music licenses

The Scottish Sun report that police chiefs spent over £32,000 on music licenses so officers could listen to music at work.

Liam said: This does “not represent value for public money given the cost pressures faced by the police.

Unpaid court fines will increase under SNP sentencing plan

A number of newspapers and websites report on recent figures from the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service that show £5.2 million of sheriff court fines from 2014/15 to 2016/17 were unpaid as of October 11 – 15.9% of the total handed out in that period.

Dozens of local police officers declare second jobs

The Dundee Evening Telegraph reveal that 66 local Police Officers in Tayside have second jobs or other business interests. The majority are constables who work in photography, construction, coaching, retail and refereeing, compete in football and golf and volunteer for good causes.

Concern over number of rail police set to quit BTP, if merged

The Scotsman report that around two-thirds of British Transport Police officers are unsure whether they will transfer to Police Scotland following the controversial merger. This comes after an internal survey showed that less than half of BTP officers and civilian staff intend to move across.