The Scottish Liberal Democrats have called upon the SNP government to put their police and fire centralisation plans to bed ahead of the Stage 3 Police and Fire Reform bill debate tomorrow.
Commenting, Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Alison McInnes said:
“The SNP have railroaded their centralisation plans through parliament. Every step of the way, they have walked over the legitimate concerns of local people about the policing of their communities.
“This bill is the most destructive change to the face of Scottish policing in a generation. Local forces have built up strong, trusting relationships with their local communities over decades. This will all be lost because of an SNP obsession with centralisation.
“Policing is a local business. Why does the Justice Secretary think he knows better than local communities?”