Tag Archives: community policing

The proliferation of legal highs in Edinburgh – a partnership response

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Written by Neil Wilson, Police Scotland.  Neil presented at the SIPR Conference in November as part of our “Policing Vulnerable People and Vulnerable Places” Conference, and at our invitation has written this report on Edinburgh’s initiative: The term ‘legal high’ … Continue reading

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A police response to women with an insecure immigration status experiencing domestic abuse

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Written by Elaine McLaughlin, PhD student at Glasgow Caledonian University, and Winner of the SIPR / Police Scotland Postgraduate Student Prize for the best presentation at the Postgraduate Student Symposium held on 30th June 2015. Women from the South Asian … Continue reading

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Time to re-invigorate local service delivery

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With his kind permission, we reproduce this post by Chief Superintendent Niven Rennie, President, Association of Scottish Police Superintendents. Whilst travelling to a meeting the other morning I was listening to a BBC Radio Scotland ‘phone in’ programme which featured the new Chief … Continue reading

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Evidence-based policing…use our data responsibly!

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By David Hamilton, Scottish Police Federation   In recent years, the contribution to policing practice and policy by academia in Scotland has become better recognised and actively encouraged. Now terms such as ‘evidence based policing’ are common place, understood and being … Continue reading

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Community Resilience – Why should police be involved?

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By: Inspector Ian Wallace, Divisional Coordinator, Police Scotland. Day 5…no electricity, no food, no money, no fuel, no mobiles or landlines – a desperate situation. This was the crisis the islanders on Bute found themselves in January 2012.   Resulting lessons … Continue reading

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“Trying to catch soap in the bath” Observations on getting to the core of the slippery idea of community policing

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Written by Dr Alistair Henry, Associate Director (SIPR) and Lecturer in Criminology (University of Edinburgh). It was the late Tom Williamson who characterised efforts to define or “pin down” community policing as being like “trying to catch soap in the … Continue reading

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