Dundee pupils learn the dangers of carrying knives
Police Scotland Youth Volunteers from Dundee East and West have now presented their No Knives Better Lives campaign to every S1 and S2 pupil in the city. The sessions are delivered as part of the curriculum in a bid to give kids knowledge of knife crime in society. Andrew Hutton, group co-ordinator for Dundee’s Police Scotland Youth Volunteers, said: “The main message is to let young people know the dangers of carrying knives in schools or in public and also the consequences.
Kirkintilloch officers fall ill in police car pollution fear
Two police officers in Kirkintilloch were left with “excruciating headaches” and feeling nauseous after being exposed to suspected exhaust fumes in their marked vehicle. The Mitsubishi Outlander was being used by police staff on Friday April 12 when the occupants began to feel unwell. The incident was immediately reported to Police Scotland’s Fleet Services who took the vehicle off the road to allow for it to be examined. The officers reported smelling what they believed to be exhaust fumes within the passenger cabin before their symptoms kicked in.
Police Scotland lagging behind other forces on funding
Police Scotland is getting a “raw deal” from the Scottish Government on funding and is lagging behind other forces, a Labour MSP has claimed. Figures obtained by Scottish Labour from the House of Commons library show that out of 42 police forces across the UK in 2017-2018, Police Scotland was fifth from bottom for capital investment funding. The statistics put total capital expenditure at £34.1 million for the force – working out at £1,526 for each of Police Scotland’s 22,370 employees.