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Title: Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Constabulary for Scotland, 1978
Corporate Author: Scottish Home and Health Dept
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 75
Sponsoring Agency: Her Majesty's Stationery Office
Norwich, NR3 1GN,
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Scottish Home and Health Dept
Edinburgh, Scotland
Sale Source: Her Majesty's Stationery Office
PO Box 29
Norwich, NR3 1GN,
United Kingdom

National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This 1978 annual report of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Constabulary for Scotland shows an improved manpower situation after pay increases and calls for the use of civilian personnel for indoor duties.
Abstract: The report discusses the effects of the Lord Edmund-Davies Committee of Inquiry into police pay. The resulting introduction of the new pay scales has brought an immediate increase in the number of recruits entering the service and has reduced the flow of resignations. The report also discusses difficulties facing the department because of many inexperienced police officers and department efforts to make better use of existing resources such as greater use of civilian assistance to do paperwork. This is especially important, according to the report, since the great increases in serious crime makes very heavy demands on manpower. The report also calls for vigorous efforts to enlist the aid of volunteers. In addition, the information supplied by chief constables about breath tests and drug searches is examined. The results indicate that in a high proportion of cases the drivers breathalysed have been drinking, and a high proportion of those searched have been carrying drugs. The awards given during the year are listed. Statistical data are provided. (Author abstract modified)
Index Term(s): Pay rates; Police annual reports; Scotland
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