Scottish Government Consultation on the Future of Policing in Scotland
Published: Tuesday, 22 March 2011
The Scottish Government has published a consultation paper on the future of policing in Scotland.
On 12 January 2011, the Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Kenny MacAskill MSP, issued a statement detailing proposals to reform the police and fire and rescue services in Scotland. The statement outlined the Scottish Government's intention to consult separately, but concurrently, on future options for both the police and fire and rescue services.
On 15 September 2011 the Scottish Government issued the consultation document "Keeping Scotland Safe and Strong - A Consultation on Reforming Police and Fire and Rescue Services in Scotland" which can be downloaded from the Scottish Government's website. The deadline for responses to the consultation is Wednesday 2 November 2011. Lothian and Borders Police Board will meet on Monday 24 october 2011 to discuss its response to the consultation.