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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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My business area is Redacted text for Police Scotland. There is only one passing reference to seized property in the section related to the scenario for "Castle Shopping Centre" which refers to photographing stolen property - this does not represent the totality of work required for Productions management where the majority of items taken need to be retained due their being illegal or restricted items (drugs, weapons), having forensic value (cyber or physical forensic exam required) or are the subject of disputed or unknown ownership. A strategy for how to deal with Productions management must be taken into account by the 2026 project.

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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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?
As the line manager of Redacted text members of Police Staff I agree with and respect the document's emphasis on the value that they bring to the Force.

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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Again in relation to my own business area we need to provide a better service to the public in line with the expectations of the Victims and Witnesses Act. However it is impossible to provide assurances about the condition in which we will maintain seized goods, or the length of time before returning it to owners under the current, largely paper-based, recording methods.

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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Clear & Understandable

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

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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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My primary object is to achieve consistent good practice throughout the Productions business area. I believe that this could be achieved through a modest investment in technology and would reap considerable benefits for officers seizing productions, staff employed as Production Keepers, partner agencies such as COPFS or SCS and members of the public whose property we require to retain during investigations.

About you

8. What is your name?

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Angela Blair

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