Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP has today said that the public are paying a hefty price for the botched centralisation of the police service after it was revealed that Police Scotland has payed over £6 million in redundancy due to control room closures which has seen more than 200 people quit the police service since 2013.
Commenting Mr Rennie said:
“These shocking figures are yet another indictment of the SNP’s botched centralisation of the police service. Not only have highly experienced professional staff been lost to the police service with a hefty price tag but these positions are being back filled by police officers who are trained for and better used in other roles.
“With scandal after scandal hitting the police service in Scotland it is no wonder people across Scotland will be scratching their heads trying to understand what we have gained from this damaging SNP policy.”