Private maternity facilities have been installed at several stations in G Division to help make the return to work for new mothers more comfortable.
The rooms have been completed at stations in Kirkintilloch, Shettleston, Cathcart and Drumchapel, which are now open for officers to use.
Work is continuing at Govan, Baird Street and Stewart Street police stations with the hope of having them completed by September.
Scottish Police Federation rep Chris Thomson, who works in G division, made an application to charity Police Care UK to help kit out the seven designated rooms.
He was successful and the funds were used to purchase suitable furniture which will hopefully help make the return to work for maternity/breastfeeding officers easier.
Greater Glasgow Division added the finishing touches by supplying the paint for the walls.
Sergeant Thomson said: “The return to work for new mothers can be difficult because they can be off for quite a long period of time, potentially up to a year.
“It can also bring some issues, particularly if they’ve been unwell when they’ve been on maternity leave.
“Also, whilst nearing the end of their pregnancy, working can be particularly challenging and tiring for female officers so we hope these rooms will help support our officers to be comfortable at work for as long as possible.
“Some officers come back when they are still breastfeeding so they’ve obviously got to express milk while at work to then take it home.
“There are allowances for that but there was absolutely nothing set in place for that.
“A lot of the time, officers were coming back and there was just no facilities for them to be able to express. The only place private was the toilets for them to use.
“Police Care UK is an amazing charity and I became aware of a welfare fund that they had for all over the UK.
“All you have to do is put an application in to get money. So I had an idea that wouldn’t need a lot of money.
“All we needed was seven rooms set aside by the division.
“I put together the application and Police Care UK approved it so they supplied the furniture. “The paint was paid for by the division, so it was a joint effort.
“They’re not big fancy rooms. This was an easy fix. It didn’t take a lot of work, it was a relatively small amount of money but the difference it will make is huge.
“Often I feel we try and focus on the big problems which take longer and more difficult to fix.”
He added: “The rooms can be used sensibly by other people who may need a quiet, private space for certain medical conditions too.
“This will be communicated to officers in the division, particularly supervisors, so we can increase their knowledge in risk assessments for pregnant officers at the same time.
“We want it to be there for its primary use but understand they can be used sensibly.
“The divisional reps will inspect the rooms monthly to make sure there aren’t any issues and that they’re not being misused.
“If this is successful then there is no reason other divisions cannot replicate the facilities.”