Local policing 'at heart' of Police Scotland strategy

Chief Constable Sir Stephen House, Scotland Police
Chief Constable Sir Stephen House, Scotland Police Credit: PA

Local communities will be placed at the heart of the strategy for Police Scotland its Chief Constable said on the 1st anniversary of the creation of the new police force.

Sir Stephen House said:

'Our policing focus is on keeping people safe. The first twelve months of Police Scotland have allowed us a real opportunity to better target our policing resource to support local communities and tackle the issues that matter most to them in the places they live.'

He said the plans included putting more officers into the community, providing a visible policing presence on streets and building on the high levels of public confidence policing in Scotland.

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Police Scotland promise to focus on community policing

On the 1st anniversary of the creation of Police Scotland the chief constable has promised to put local policing at the heart of their strategy. Chief Constable Sir Stephen House said now was the time to tackle the issues that matter most to people.