Questions for election candidates: Balanced police workforce

election20160414questions_balancedpoliceworkforce2000 police civilian staff jobs have been cut with many of them replaced by non-specialist police officers at twice the cost.  £ millions are being cut from police budgets while maintaining a cosmetic police officer number target set by ministers, not Police Scotland.

Question: Will you allow Police Scotland to develop a balanced workforce with properly qualified staff in their appropriate roles?