Police Scotland has announced extra support measures to help Tayside officers during the pandemic. It is increasing the number of officers deployed in local policing divisions to support communities during the latest phase of the Covid crisis.
More than 300 officers from specialist functions throughout Scotland will move to support colleagues in local policing divisions temporarily from Monday, 10 January, 2022.At the same time, 258 probationary constables currently undergoing training at the Scottish Police College will also be deployed to local policing divisions across Scotland.It is unclear how many officers will be deployed to Tayside but a spokesman said they will be sent ‘where needed’.Probationers and officers from specialist functions have already been used earlier in the pandemic and during the COP26 climate conference.Assistant Chief Constable Alan Speirs said: “We are working hard to maximise the availability of officers and staff in frontline duties to ensure that we continue to provide a highly effective policing service to our local communities."Omicron is having a significant effect on the country and Police Scotland is included in that.
The welfare of our officers and staff is paramount and has been throughout the pandemic.“As a national service we can quickly flex resources and move people to where they are needed and respond to increased demand and high absence levels.“By deploying these extra resources we can support local policing and keep people safe during this critical time.” Get the latest DundeeLive news sent straight to your inbox.