Views sought on police priorities
Rutherglen and Cambuslang residents are being urged to give their views on six new national priorities for policing in Scotland.
The Scottish Government last week launched a public consultation on new Strategic Police Priorities, covering the themes of localism, prevention, response, collaborative working, accountability and adaptability.
Cabinet Secretary for Justice Michael Matheson said:“The current Strategic Police Priorities have now been in place for just over three years and have provided clear direction for the Scottish Police Authority and Police Scotland through their critical first years of operation.
“I am confident that we are on the right track. Recorded crime is at a 41 year low, violent crime is down by more than half since 2006/07 and homicides are at their lowest since records began.
“However, it is important that we build on this progress, ensuring that every individual across Scotland experiences the benefits that come with having an effective police service.
Police Scotland Chief Constable Phil Gormley added: “Police Scotland operates with the consent and support of the communities we serve.
“Understanding as much as we can about what communities need is a crucial factor in shaping a sustainable future for policing.”
Go to http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Justice/policies/police-firerescue/police-scotland/StrategicPolicePriorities to view the priorities.
Consent Chief Constable Phil Gormley