Top brass heads for the door as authority runs out of money

Responding to the 2018/19 audit of the Scottish Police Authority, Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP said:

“The SNP’s botched centralisation means roles and remits have been murky from day one, turbocharging the revolving door to the top brass’ offices.

“Financial balance will not now be achieved by 2021, meaning it is heading towards spending a decade in the red. The long promised modernisation has barely even begun, leaving officers and staff with ageing IT, hazardous buildings and unreliable cars.

“Policing in Scotland urgently needs competent governance, so that the national force can be fit for the future. The Scottish Government must initiate an independent expert review of how policing structures are operating to inject accountability, transparency and localism back into the system.”

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