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Campaign to punish those who harm trained animals

HeraldScotland report on the launch of my campaign to bring in new legislation to “adequately punish those who harm trained animals like dogs and horses who serve the police, fire service, military or other public services”.

Police chiefs urged to keep promise on moving jobs north

The Press and Journal report on my comments urging Police Scotland and the Scottish Police Authority to keep to their promise and relocate jobs to the north and north-east. This comes amid speculation that further office closures are planned.

ICO blasts SPA over data security failures

The HeraldScotland report on the Information Commissioner’s Office "damning" report into data security failures at the Scottish Police Authority (SPA). The report demands “immediate” action at the SPA after making dozens of “urgent” recommendations.

New report on the BTP merger with Police Scotland

The Scotsman report that the merger of British Transport Police - Scotland with Police Scotland risks creating life-threatening safety issues and will cost up to an extra £500,000 per officer, a new report has stated.