Police officers believe being on duty at thousands of events, from festivals to football matches, has a “negative impact” on policing their communities.
Child victims of sex abuse in the Highlands, Orkney and Shetland face unacceptable delays before they can be examined, a damning review of Scotland’s forensic services has said.
An independent report into police call handling in the wake of the M9 crash scandal has highlighted how "insufficient staff" resulted in "low levels of performance" in control rooms.
The Scottish Government has announced it will postpone the closure of the Aberdeen and Inverness police call centres after a report found staff were facing "unacceptably high" pressures.
Ten youngsters from children’s homes in Aberdeen accounted for a quarter of missing people cases in the city last year - with one youngster reported missing from a home 45 times.
Aberdeen's most senior police officers hopes a glowing report from watchdogs will reassure the biggest critics of Scotland's merged force that the city is still in safe hands.
Prisoners are unlikely to shower at the new £12m Kittybrewster custody centre due to a shortage of staff, a report has found.