Welcome to our Featured Articles section where we take a more in-depth look into Police Scotland and showcase policing behind the scenes.

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Policing a World Cup Qualifier: Scotland v Slovenia

On Sunday 26th March 2017 we gained behind the scenes access to the Scotland vs Slovenia World Cup 2018 qualifier at Hampden Park in Glasgow and produced a feature film on how the day unfolded.


Policing 2026: A Healthier Scotland

Read about how our ten year strategy will deal with the challenges of mental health in the community. 


'Meet the Police' prison project having success in Edinburgh

We spoke to PC Tracey Gunn of the 'Meet the Police' project at HMP Edinburgh, which allows the children of prisoners to interact with the police in a positive way.

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Policing the 6 Nations - Diary of a match commander

Chief Inspector Helen Harrison takes us through her first 6 Nations match as Match Commander at the Scotland v Wales fixture at Murrayfield on Saturday 25th February.

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International Women's Day 2017
Read about the proud history of women in the Scottish police service.


Online dating this Valentines Day: Our dos and don'ts!

From dating scams to to that first meetup, here's our dos and don'ts to online dating and keeping safe.

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Burns Night Special Report

In this special feature, to celebrate Burns Night we investigate a series of strange events down Ayrshire way in the vicinity of the Alloway Auld Kirk.

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Wet Weather Driving

In this video, Road Policing Officer PC Raymond Neil gives advice on bad weather driving, and what to do in the event of an aquaplaning incident.

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Behind the Scenes: Football Coordination Unit for Scotland

We took an in-depth look at the activites of FoCUS, policing at football and and how they are preventing disorder at Scottish matches.

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Day in the Life: Violence Reduction Task Force

A day in the life with the Violence Reduction Task Force in Glasgow as officers put themselves on the frontline to execute arrest warrants in the North of city before making arrests as part of a drug warrant in the East.

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Behind the Scenes: Policing the Edinburgh Festival

We spent a day in Edinburgh following officers and learning about the policing of the Edinburgh Festival.

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A Day in the Life: Community Improvement Partnership

We caught up with officers within the Licensing and Violence Reduction Division who told us the challenges of their jobs and the skills you need to work in the police.

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A Day in the Life: Dog Unit

We recently spent a day in the life of the Police Dog Unit in Glasgow's Pollok Park with Constables Kimberley Hill and Phil Farndell to learn a bit more about the role of dog handlers within Police Scotland. 

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A Day in the Life: Dive and Marine Unit

In this week's episode of our Day in the Life series, we met with PC Ewan Alexander, a Diver within the Dive and Marine Unit West, based in Greenock. 

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A Day in the Life: Mounted Unit

We met up with PC Rosalind Semple at Blairfield Farm in East Ayrshire as she took us through what it is like to police within the Mounted Unit and work with horses.

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A Day in the Life: Air Support Unit

We caught up with Constable David McCaig who works as an Air Observer with Police Scotland's Air Support Unit to gain an insight into what it takes to look after Scotland from the skies.

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Police give student safety advice to freshers

Police Scotland visited Paisley to offer safety advice to students at the University of West of Scotland Freshers Fair.

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Scottish Women's Development Forum Awards 2015

The Scottish Women’s Development Forum Awards (SWDF) took place at Police Scotland College, Tulliallan, on Tuesday 15 September 2015.