Scots police first in UK to target LGBTI community in jobs drive
POLICE Scotland has held Britain’s first-ever LGBTI recruitment event as it moves to make its ranks like the nation it serves. The force – like constabularies elsewhere in the UK – has long come under criticism for failing to reflect society and therefore creating barriers to solving crimes and helping people in need.
Reports of racially aggravated hate crimes in Perth and Kinross reach new low
Details released by Police Scotland show that the number of racially aggrivated cases has this year dropped to 49, from 70 in 2014/15. The new stats have been welcomed by charity Show Racism the Red Card, which also raised concerns that some incidents continue to go unreported. A spokeswoman said: “As a campaign we are thrilled there has been a consistent drop in racist hate crime reported in Perth and Kinross.
Festive safety campaign launched in Glasgow
Greater Glasgow’s festive safety campaign launched on Friday in the heart of the city. Police Scotland’s Superintendent Stephen Dolan met with a range of partners in Glasgow Central Station to share some key messages to keep people safe throughout the festive period. The campaign is designed to raise awareness of the simple steps to take to protect yourself, your belongings and your property at one of the busiest times of the year.