Scots police officers on the beat reach record high
Police officer numbers in Scotland have reached a record high after more than 300 were hired in the last year, according to new figures released yesterday.
The increase brings the total number of officers to 17,409, which is 1,175 more than there were in March 2007.
Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill said the number of officers on the beat is at a “record high” and the SNP has exceeded its election manifesto promise to deliver 1,000 extra staff.
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