Cash for coppers

Cash for coppers

We will police for good of the public

LET me say from the outset that police officers are not going to be provided for you by Tesco. Neither are the various services we provide for the communities going to be brought to you by a night-club chain or a discount airline.

Rent-a-cop plan for city gets go-ahead

LOTHIAN and Borders is to become the first Scottish force to introduce sponsorship agreements with commercial firms.

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Police chief faces probe over hiring of officers

EDINBURGH’S police chief is set to be challenged by councillors over controversial plans to hire out police officers.

Police patrols on city buses

UNDERCOVER police are to travel on buses in the Capital to flush out thugs after a spate of attacks and robberies.

Police chief wants 'rent-a-cop'

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.

Plea for more money as blue line thins out

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.

Police numbers on streets down

THE number of police constables working in central Edinburgh has fallen in the past five years despite Scottish Executive boasts about record police numbers.

Police chief opens door to private contracts

THE Lothians’ top police officer today said the force was willing to accept more cash from private companies in sponsorship deals.

The fine blue line

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.

We won't abandon our sworn duty

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.

Centre put on beat for extra cash

ONE of the Capital’s best-known shopping centres pays police extra cash for an officer to patrol it for several hours a day.

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