Opposition MSPs question SNP pledge of 1,000 more officers
Doubts raised over recruiting plan for police
Severe doubts emerged last night over the Scottish Government’s commitment to recruit 1,000 extra police officers by the next election.
Questions were raised over the SNP commitment as official figures showed a record number of police officers.
Official statistics showed there were 16,526 at the end of September – up 1.1% or 188 over the quarter and up 1.4% or 220 over the year.
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