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MSP joins police on the beat

By Kyle Ritchie

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Banffshire and Buchan Coast MSP Stewart Stevenson joined officers from Banff Community Policing Team on the beat.

The MSP was taking part in the Give a Day to Policing initiative for MSPs which saw them joining police officers across the country, allowing them to see first-hand the hard work and commitment that police officers display on a daily basis to support communities across Scotland.

MSP Stewart Stevenson joined police officers on the beat in Banff and Macduff.
MSP Stewart Stevenson joined police officers on the beat in Banff and Macduff.

Mr Stevenson said: “This was an exceptionally useful visit and I am grateful to the officers at Banff for hosting me and giving me the opportunity to learn more about their daily responsibilities.

“It also provided an opportunity to see how policing and the expectation of the public in respect of policing has changed, reflecting the changing nature and complexity of crime, and the fact that an increasing amount of officer time is spent helping to safeguard vulnerable people.

“Spending some time with our local police gave a valuable first-hand insight into their day to day work, and gives a broader understanding of the operational challenges facing policing.

"It is difficult to overstate how important the work of Police Scotland is to our daily lives, and it is right that they are recognised for their significant contribution to our community.”

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