Police Federation publishes examples of ‘decrepit’ police buildings online
The “decrepit” buildings in which Scotland’s police work have been condemned by officers’ representatives as they published pictures of the country’s crumbling stations. A peeling floor in Inverness and a damaged chair in Inverurie are among the examples of the “tired and shabby” facilities highlighted by the Scottish Police Federation (SPF) at Holyrood. SPF General Secretary Calum Steele said working conditions were an “utter embarrassment” and claimed there were “significant risks and dangers” caused by the state of police buildings. Mr Steele claimed it would cost £300 million for Police Scotland and the Scottish Police Authority to bring buildings up to standards.
Embarrassed’ Police Scotland officers at risk in crumbling buildings
The safety of Scotland’s police officers is being put at risk by the state of the buildings where they work, some of which are “falling down” around them, MSPs have been told. The Scottish Police Federation (SPF), which represents rank-and-file officers, said one police station was “held together with hazard tape” and another appeared to be “carved out of asbestos”.
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Police Scotland cops release shocking images of their leaking and crumbling buildings
Police officers exposed the shocking state of leaky and crumbling buildings across Scotland as they pleaded for extra funds. A new catalogue of pictures taken in recent days revealed how buckets were catching water next to power sockets. Car seats were ripped, a police van seatbelt appeared broken and pipes were dripping out of open windows in a police station. Calum Steele, of the Scottish Police Federation, said: “We have relatively modern buildings and frankly decrepit buildings. Our Paisley office is held together by black and yellow hazard tape. The Ayr office was probably carved out of asbestos.”
Police officers ‘put up in illegal accommodation’
Police Scotland broke the law by housing officers in accommodation which had been refused a licence for multiple occupation, a rank and file representative has claimed. The Scottish Police Federation, which represents officers from the lower ranks, said that Police Scotland was guilty of “straightforward breaches of the law” by operating a house of multiple occupancy (HMO) in Dunoon without the permission of the local council.