Police

unisonpolicestaffscotlandballoonPolice staff work in a variety of roles from 999 call handler to forensic technicians, from detention officers to crime and incident advisors. All play a vital role in cutting crime as part of a modern, balanced police force.

But the Scottish Government is cutting £1.1 billion from police budgets by 2026 – and the protection of police officer numbers means that police staff like control room operators, crime analysts, and criminal justice staff are losing their jobs. UNISON believes we need a modern, balanced police team – with the right people doing the right jobs – for a better, safer Scotland.

For more news see the UNISON Police Staff Scotland website.

Latest news

UNISON Week 270 : Save from harm – UNISON Scotland survey of social work teams, St Andrew’s Day March and Rally & more……

UNISON 270 : Save from harm – UNISON Scotland survey of social work teams, St Andrew's Day March and Rally, ... Read More

Police staff agree two-year pay deal

Police staff members in Scotland have voted ‘yes’ to a two-year pay deal, which includes a 3.5% rise for 2019-20, ... Read More

UNISON Week Newsletter 254 – Climate Change Bill, Police Staff Scotland, Cornerstone…. and more

Our weekly newsletter covering Stage 1 Debate: Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Targets) (Scotland) Bill, Police Staff Scotland, Cornerstone.... and more  ... Read More

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Latest documents

Local Governance Review Events

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The Scottish government and COSLA launched a Local Governance Review in December 2017. This is a review of all public ...
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Post Legislative Scrutiny of Police & Fire Reform

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This is the UNISON Scotland response to the Scottish Parliament Justice Committee's call for written views on Post Legislative Scrutiny ...
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Policing in Scotland 2026 UNISON response – May 2017

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UNISON Scotland Response to Consultation on Policing 2026: Serving a changing Scotland Police Scotland & Scottish Police Authority May 2017 Introduction ...
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Police Budget Inquiry – Nov 2016

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This is the UNISON Scotland evidence to the Scottish Parliament's Justice Sub-Committee on Policing inquiry into financial planning for 2017/18 ...
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Briefing 079 Bargaining – Police Best Value – July 2016

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KEY POINTS: Police Scotland is failing to provide Best Value because of unrealistic targets to maintain an arbitrary minimum number ...
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A balanced workforce for policing that delivers

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Since the establishment of Police Scotland police staff have borne the brunt of a process of centralisation, budget cuts and ...
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