EDINBURGH’S police chief is set to be challenged by councillors over controversial plans to hire out police officers.
UNDERCOVER police are to travel on buses in the Capital to flush out thugs after a spate of attacks and robberies.
LOTHIANS police chief Paddy Tomkins is to ask the police board to sanction controversial plans for companies to pay for police officers to work in the Capital.
THE number of community bobbies in Lothian and Borders has dropped in the last five years, despite claims by the Scottish Executive that police numbers are at an all-time high.
THE number of police constables working in central Edinburgh has fallen in the past five years despite Scottish Executive boasts about record police numbers.
THE Lothians’ top police officer today said the force was willing to accept more cash from private companies in sponsorship deals.
WRITING in this newspaper today, Paddy Tomkins, the Chief Constable of Lothian and Borders Police, raises some very interesting points about recent offers to pay for the services of additional police officers.
FORGING safer communities is something we should all be committed to - a goal that is shared as much by Lothian and Borders Police as it is by community organisations, government and industry. As chief constable I am absolutely committed to working closely with anyone, or with any organisation, that has a contribution to make, be it financial or otherwise.
ONE of the Capital’s best-known shopping centres pays police extra cash for an officer to patrol it for several hours a day.