Friday, 8 June 2012

Government police figures don't show real picture

HUNDREDS of police officers are being taken off frontline duties to cover for axed civilian colleagues, union officials claimed yesterday.

George McIrvine, chair of UNISON Scotland's police staffs committee, said: "The record figure for police officers is just an arbitrary number.

"There is no research or analysis that shows we need the Government's target number of 17,234. We are campaigning for a balanced police force."

Read the rest of the article on the Daily Record's website by clicking here.

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