Susan Deacon yesterday dramatically resigned as head of Scotland’s police watchdog prompting claims the force is in crisis.
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Police chiefs have confirmed that they are drawing up new plans to move jobs from the central belt to the north and north-east.
Scotland’s police watchdog is facing demands for a full staff survey following revelations about the unacceptable state of stations across the country.
The grief-stricken family of a 24-year-old whose death at Wick Harbour 21 years ago remains “unexplained” has accused police chiefs of “passing the buck” over their complaints.
A row broke out last night after Labour warned that police chiefs could axe the equivalent of every officer in the entire north-east division.
Police chiefs are under pressure to deliver on promises to relocate jobs to the north and north-east after it emerged that they are planning more office closures.
Schoolchildren put their arithmetic skills under the magnifying glass this weekend by using maths to solve a murder.
Police have been given the go-ahead to start consulting on selling-off 53 stations across Scotland – and community groups will have the chance to take them over.
Controversial plans to shut down the Inverness police control room are due to be rubber-stamped at a summit in the city tomorrow.
Police could move to sell-off 53 stations across Scotland – and almost half of them are in the north and north-east.
Lessons will be learned from the controversial closure of Aberdeen’s police control room before the same decision is taken in Inverness, according to the north’s new police commander.
Police bosses have been quizzed over the control room "blunders" following the controversial closing of centres in the north-east.
The head of Scotland's police force watchdog has claimed advanced technology can replace local knowledge when north-east police control rooms close down.
THE head of the police watchdog has revealed his own wife had an alarming encounter with armed officers.
A financial watchdog has discovered that millions of pounds of taxpayers' money is missing from Police Scotland's books amid fears the force is facing financial meltdown.
The police regulator has signalled that it could block controversial plans to close control rooms in Inverness and Aberdeen.
The Scottish Police Authority has insisted that it does not hold the raw data of a survey it commissioned on public attitudes to armed police attending routine incidents.
The Scottish Police Authority is under fresh pressure to release the raw data of a survey that claimed majority public support for putting officers on the beat armed with handguns.
The Scottish Police Authority is under growing pressure to scrap a controversial decision to disband holding meetings in the north and north-east
The civilian watchdog for Police Scotland has been accused of taking a "backward step" after it emerged the board is to reverse a policy of meeting around the country.
The presence of armed police on the streets of the Highlands has created an atmosphere of suspicion and fear, residents told the force yesterday.
Concerns over armed policing will be aired in Inverness today as part of a special inquiry into the issue.
A north-east MSP claims the public consultation into armed police is so complicated that people will not bother completing it.
A row has broken out after the head of the Scottish Police Federation attacked "point-scoring politicians" for interfering in the chief constable's operational independence.
A leading opponent to police officers openly carrying guns on the streets has urged the public to have their say on the matter.
The Chief Constable of Police Scotland did not consult his top civilian watchdog before the decision to put permanently armed officers on patrol throughout Scotland, MSPs were told yesterday.
A controversial decision to allow some police officers to routinely carry hand guns in the Highlands will be reviewed by two independent bodies.
A police chief has said that the controversial closure of Aberdeen's control rooms might be reconsidered if an "appropriate" alternative proposal emerges.
The Scottish Police governing body has found no link between stop-and-searches and a fall in violent crime.