Police Office Numbers at lowest level since 2010

Today the Scottish Government released statistics that show the number of police officers in Scotland are at their lowest level since 2010.

We know that Police Scotland is facing significant pressures on its budget and that many will be concerned that today’s statistics could be an early indication of what is to come.

The public must have confidence in both the Government and Police Scotland to keep our streets and communities safe.

That is why in the coming weeks I will be meeting with representatives from the police to discuss today’s statistics and other issues.