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Risks

1. Does the Policing 2026 strategy identify and acknowledge the main risks, challenges, opportunities and demands likely to impact on policing over the next 10 years?

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An over reliance or perhaps over-exaggerated fear of cyber crime.

Focus

2. Do you agree the main areas of focus proposed within the Policing 2026 strategy are the right ones to deliver an enhanced policing service?

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Please tell us why you think these are the right or wrong areas of focus?
The emphasis on this consultation can be simplified in terms of "doing more with less" and can only result in dire consequences for the public at large.

Methods

3. Do you agree the methods proposed within this strategy are the right ones to deliver an improved policing service?

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Please tell us why you think this is the right or wrong approach?
There simply seems to be a rehash of old language to fit new and emerging trends. The police in Scotland are in disarray and need to win back the trust of those it serves, by consent.

Performance

4. The Policing 2026 Strategy states that public confidence will be a key measure of success and the effectiveness of Police performance. Do you agree with this approach?

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This is a key factor and any true success can only be measured in how the public feel about service efficacy and those who provide policin. Whether or not it is effective, remains to be seen.

Workforce

5. The Policing 2026 strategy highlights that we will need to re-shape our organisation with a workforce focussed on having the right skills and capacity to meet future challenges. Do you agree with this approach?

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For reshape, I see the word streamlining and that, in plain English means cuts. These cuts have consequences and the filling of back office roles by warranted officers has to stop to enable police to be on patrol in the public spaces, where true engagement can occur.

Clear & Understandable

6. Is the strategy presented in a clear and understandable way?

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The incessant idea that policing must use buzzwords and media friendly sound bites, isolate increasingly, those it is supposed to serve. Policing by benchmarks and KPI must have had its day. It demoralises officers and staff and, the insatiablytbirst forvrexults, alienates the public.

Other views

7. We would welcome any additional views you have on our strategy and how it will affect you, or any other person.

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I am a serving police officer who works in another police service, other than PSOS and am anxiously waiting on news to determine if I have a future or an to be absorbed into the wider ranks of PSOS. Not one mention was made on the proposed merger of BTP into PSOS, despite the plans closure date being done 7 years beyond the proposed merger date. The notion of policing on Scotland affects me, my family and many, many more.

About you

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