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 297 – Plug the gap & more

UNISON Week 297 - our new campaign to protect public services and those who deliver them.  Read full newsletter here ... Read More

UNISON Week 281 – Scottish Govt Budget, Policing , Housing & more

UNISON Week 281 - Scottish Govt Budget, Policing , Housing & more. Read full newsletter here ... Read More

Briefing 113 Draft Budget 2020-21

The Scottish Government draft budget for 2020/21 has been published. The spending total amounts to a real terms increase of ... Read More

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Latest documents

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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MSP e-briefing – Scottish Budget – Feb 2016

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MSPe-briefing - Scottish Budget - Feb 2016 Budget Bill – an opportunity to combat austerity Feb 2016 Introduction This briefing ...
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Response to SPA Review of Police Governance Dec 2015

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UNISON Scotland Submission to the Review of Governance of the Scottish Police Authority December 2015 ...
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Community Justice (Scotland) Bill 2015

Community Justice (Scotland) Bill 2015
UNISON Scotland responded to the consultation on “Redesigning the Community Justice System” in April 2013 in which we supported Option ...
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Civilianisation of Police in Scotland – Stewart Report update March 2013

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This report on 'Civilianisation of Police in Scotland' commissioned by UNISON Scotland from consultants Stewart Research (a follow-on from earlier ...
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