Justice and Safety

  • The week in review

    6th October 2018 by

    This week’s round-up includes activity to tackle serious organised crime, a Parliamentary debate on the use of remand in Scotland, and an update on local and national preparations ahead of Bonfire Night including information and advice for those attending the November 5th celebrations to stay safe. Honouring fallen police officers Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf travelled…

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  • The week in review

    15th September 2018 by

    This week’s round-up includes the development of a comprehensive support service for families of homicide victims, the fifth annual performance review of the Scottish Fire & Rescue Service, and a Parliamentary reception celebrating the contribution of Police Scotland Youth Volunteers to communities the length and breadth of Scotland. MSPs explore Brexit impact on policing and…

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  • The week in review

    22nd June 2018 by

    The week’s round-up includes praise for the Scottish Fire & Rescue Service response to the Glasgow School of Art fire, the announcement of an independent review of Police Conduct and complaints handling processes, and the Cabinet Secretary’s welcome for the introduction of Offensive Weapons legislation at Westminster. Glasgow School of Art fire – Services response On…

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  • The week in review

    9th June 2018 by

    The week’s round-up includes new research into local experiences and wider public perceptions of serious organised crime, an independent review into the impact of policing the 1980s miners’ strike on communities, and Parliament’s unanimous approval for legislation delivering an automatic pardon for historical convictions for homosexuality. (Thanks to Anna Davidson who visited the Justice comms desk this week, for assisting with…

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  • The week in review

    2nd June 2018 by

    This week’s round-up blog includes evidence on the long-term impacts of adverse childhood events, an announcement of new investment to expand the ‘Navigators’ emergency-room violence prevention project, and the publication of a major independent review of Scotland’s hate crime laws. Injured officers The thoughts of Ministers, and all of us in the Safer Communities and…

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  • The week in review

    30th March 2018 by

    This week marks the fifth anniversary of the creation of Police Scotland and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service. With the anniversary itself on Sunday (April 1), look out for plenty of activity on Twitter and Facebook as well as police and fire partners as we mark five years of improvement. The anniversary hasn’t been…

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  • The week in review

    9th March 2018 by

    This week’s round-up includes news on modernising Scottish justice – the first purpose-built Justice Centre in Inverness, a  turf cutting ceremony led by the Community Safety Minister, news from an ACEs awareness event led by Police Scotland and a big thank you from the Justice Secretary to Scotland’s mountain rescue teams, who have worked so hard during the recent…

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  • The week in review

    9th February 2018 by

    This week’s round up includes discussions at Scotland’s Serious Organised Crime Taskforce about law enforcement efforts to tackle human trafficking, new figures on Community Payback Orders, and the publication of an independent review of undercover policing in Scotland. Undercover policing An independent review of undercover policing in Scotland, published on Wednesday provided reassurance to the public…

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  • The week in review

    20th January 2018 by

    This week’s round-up includes Justice Secretary Michael Matheson’s visit to HM Prison Edinburgh, Police Scotland figures for reports of domestic abuse over the festive period and Community Safety & Legal Affairs Minister Annabelle Ewing’s visit to Coatbridge Fire Station to hear views about service transformation plans from frontline crews. No let-up in tackling domestic abuse On Monday Police Scotland reported that…

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  • Message from the Justice Secretary to police and fire staff

    30th December 2017 by

    In my time as Justice Secretary, I have been continually struck by the sheer professionalism and dedication of Scotland’s firefighters, police officers and the staff that work with them. There is no doubt that 2017 has been a challenging year. There have been changes in leadership, with Susan Deacon starting in her new role as…

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