Tayside Police

On Monday morning I attended a meeting of the Tayside Police Board. This was an interesting meeting. In light of a recent murder conviction in Dundee I asked about what could be done to ensure that people convicted or on the run from a different jurisdiction, in this case the Republic of Ireland, were known about and dealt with effectively. I was informed that a report will be forthcoming on this issue.

The meeting also marked the launch of Annual Performance Report of Tayside Police. This is a good report. I am concerned that there is a drop in the number of people who have seen the police patrolling in their area. This is explained as being as a result of a change in the way the question was asked. That may be the case but it is important that a close eye is kept on this.