Weekly Roundup - 8th September

Published 08 September 2017

Passing out parade

Hello and welcome to another edition of our Weekly Roundup, bringing you the policing highlights from the past seven days.

Police Scotland had a massive boost in personnel this afternoon, with a record breaking 213 new recruits joining the ranks after their official passing out parade at the Scottish Police College. Deputy Chief Constable Johnny Gwynne QPM said, “I am extremely encouraged to see so many people willing to serve as police officers, helping to keep Scotland’s communities safe."

As always, the safety of the public remains our highest priority, and this week saw the launch of two new initiatives. A road safety campaign run by officers in the Fort William area was launched, running in parallel with the nationwide Operation Zenith, and our annual Student Safety Campaign was kicked off at the Edinburgh Napier University Freshers Fayre, giving new students advice on everything from safe partying to ID protection.

Motorcycle Safety 1

Meanwhile, in terms of notable apprehensions, this week saw three men charged after a serious assault incident in Bathgate, and a man arrested following an attempted vehicle theft in Galasheils.

That’s it for this week but remember you can stay updated of all our news throughout the week by signing up to our Facebook and Twitter channels.

Thanks for reading, stay safe, and have a great weekend.


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