Police

unisonpolicestaffscotlandballoonPolice staff work in a variety of roles from 999 call handler to forensic technicians, from detention officers to crime and incident advisors. All play a vital role in cutting crime as part of a modern, balanced police force.

But the Scottish Government is cutting £1.1 billion from police budgets by 2026 – and the protection of police officer numbers means that police staff like control room operators, crime analysts, and criminal justice staff are losing their jobs.

UNISON believes we need a modern, balanced police team – with the right people doing the right jobs – for a better, safer Scotland.

 

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  • Policing in Scotland 2026 UNISON response – May 2017

    8 May 2017 Policing in Scotland 2026 UNISON response - May 2017  UNISON Scotland Response to Consultation on Policing 2026: Serving a changing Scotland Police Scotland & Scottish Police Authority May 2017   Introduction  UNISON Scotland represents the police staff who work alongside ...
  • Police Budget Inquiry – Nov 2016

    21 November 2016 Police Budget Inquiry - Nov 2016 This is the UNISON Scotland evidence to the Scottish Parliament’s Justice Sub-Committee on Policing inquiry into financial planning for 2017/18. This is a challenging inquiry because ...
  • Briefing 079 Bargaining – Police Best Value – July 2016

    6 July 2016 Briefing 079 Bargaining - Police Best Value - July 2016KEY POINTS: Police Scotland is failing to provide Best Value because of unrealistic targets to maintain an arbitrary minimum number of police officers while cutting back ...
  • A balanced workforce for policing that delivers

    23 March 2016 A balanced workforce for policing that deliversSince the establishment of Police Scotland police staff have borne the brunt of a process of centralisation, budget cuts and politically driven targets. This process ...
  • MSP e-briefing – Scottish Budget – Feb 2016

    9 February 2016 MSP e-briefing - Scottish Budget - Feb 2016 MSPe-briefing – Scottish Budget – Feb 2016 Budget Bill – an opportunity to combat austerity Feb 2016 Introduction This briefing covers the Budget (Scotland) (No 5) Bill that ...

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