Police Scotland ‘a leader’ after stop and search modifications
Changes to Police Scotland’s stop and search policy have made it a leader in European law enforcement, according to a University of Dundee lecturer. Dr Megan O’Neill says that revisions to the controversial procedure have helped to make the actions of officers more effective in tackling crime, while improving transparency. A senior lecturer within Dundee’s geography department, Dr O’Neill was one of three academics whose recommendations were adopted by Police Scotland to improve both the efficacy of stop and search as well as public perception of the practice.
Police training continues on new domestic abuse law
AROUND half of Shetland’s police officers have so far received training on Scotland’s new domestic abuse legislation which came into force last month. It comes as Shetland Women’s Aid is set to host a conference on domestic abuse next week. Police chief inspector Lindsay Tulloch told last week’s meeting of Shetland’s community safety and resilience board that training sessions were undertaken with officers earlier this month. They were delivered by someone travelling up from the mainland, and the rest of the officers will receive training in the coming weeks.