Stephen House

Type: Person
Name: Stephen House
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 1 reports

Scotland's police must do more to ease public concerns

With the creation of a single force north of the Border, commanders must act to allay fears about the increase in the number of armed officers on patrol The amalgamation of Scotland's police forces into a single body was accepted by the public when it ... [Published Telegraph - 3 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 15 hours ago - 1 reports

In pictures: Armed police attend routine incident in Glasgow city centre caused by a bus braking suddenly

DESPITE no reports of armed offenders at the scene, two officers with Glock 17 semi-automatic pistols were spotted standing by the bus just after the incident.VIEW GALLERYARMED police attended a routine incident in Glasgow city centre yesterday (TUES) ... [Published Daily Record - 15 hours ago]
Entities: Glasgow, Police, Officer
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated 15 hours ago - 3 reports

Perth men recognised for their bravery

Two men have been honoured in recognition of their bravery when they detained a man intent on robbing a shop in Perth.The men were presented with their awards at the Police Scotland Training College in Tulliallan on Tuesday 29 July 2014, by Chief Constable ... [Published Police Scotland - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated 18 hours ago - 1 reports

Police Scotland spends £100k on foreign travel

POLICE Scotland has spent almost £100,000 on foreign trips during its first year of operation.Officers and civilian staff racked up the bill on air fares, hotels and car hire while visiting cities in Europe, the United States and Australia.Over the last ... [Published The Scotsman - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

Brian Monteith: Scots don’t want armed police

The people must be heard on policing methods and ensure the chief constable takes heed, writes Brian MonteithWhat kind of police force do we really want in Scotland, and do we ordinary people feel able to influence how it operates, how it serves them ... [Published The Scotsman - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 1 reports

Council Leaders in Bid to Fight Move to Arm Beat Police

COUNCIL leaders are set to make a stand against the ChiefConstable's decision to routinely deploy a number of armed policeofficers on day-to-day duties.The officials will meet at the Convention of Scottish LocalAuthorities (Cosla) at the end of next ... [Published HighBeam Research - Jul 27 2014]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 1 reports

Changing face of beat bobbies

No doubt, like myself, many of your readers will have been shocked by the photograph in many national newspapers of three police officers answering a routine call to a fast-food restaurant in Inverness while wearing handguns.As a former police civilian ... [Published Southern Reporter - Jul 27 2014]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 1 reports

Now police need a gun to go shopping!

A police officer does his supermarket shopping – armed with a loaded pistol.The shocking scene was captured by The Sunday Post as the on-duty cop browsed the aisles in a Tesco in Paisley, Renfrewshire.Surrounded by parents and young children, the uniformed ... [Published Sunday Post - Jul 27 2014]
Entities: Officer, Police, Scotland
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 1 reports

It's inhuman that prisoners are denied a vote

_ Though I have never yet spent time in prison, I know several people who have. Occasionally, these men have been moved to share some of the experiences they encountered when they were behind bars. The conversations rarely last very long because there ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 27 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 2 reports

Armed officers ‘not necessary’ in D

Following recent reports of armed police being deployed on routine patrols in Dumfries and other parts of Scotland, MSP Elaine Murray has raised concerns about their use across the region.The MSP has written to Police Scotland’s Local Divisional Commander ... [Published Galloway Gazette - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Justice secretary has “washed hands” over armed police on streets.

Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill has been accused of “washing his hands” off all responsibility regarding police officers carrying firearms on the streets of Scotland.It follows growing concern – particularly in the Highlands – over officers walking ... [Published Press and Journal - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 5 reports

Four in five scots oppose increased use of armed police

STV readers reject wider use of armed police in Scotland.All week controversy has brewed over a Police Scotland decision to arm hundreds of police officers.After members of the public complained following incidents where armed police were deployed to ... [Published Stv.tv - Jul 18 2014]

Quotes

Chief Constable Sir Stephen House said: "mr benson and mr rennie showed tremendous courage in tackling an aggressive teenager armed with a knife. the knife used was a large sharp kitchen paring knife which would have been more than capable of inflicting serious injury had it struck either party."

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Scotland's police must do more to ease public c... [Published Telegraph - 3 hours ago]
Calls to get armed police off Edinburgh streets [Published Edinburgh Evening News - 15 hours ago]
Bravery award for have-a-go heroes who tackled ... [Published Tayside and Fife Courier - 15 hours ago]
In pictures: Armed police attend routine incide... [Published Daily Record - 15 hours ago]
Police Scotland spends £100k on foreign travel [Published The Scotsman - Jul 30 2014]
Perth men recognised for their bravery [Published Police Scotland - Jul 29 2014]
Men who tackled knife teen honoured [Published BBC - Jul 29 2014]
Pensioner and shopkeeper pinned knife-wielding ... [Published Stv.tv - Jul 29 2014]
Finance Bill passed with amendments in pre-depo... [Published Caclubindia - Jul 29 2014]
Police Scotland catch 37 per cent more speeders... [Published Telegraph - Jul 29 2014]
Brian Monteith: Scots don’t want armed police [Published The Scotsman - Jul 28 2014]
Council Leaders in Bid to Fight Move to Arm Bea... [Published HighBeam Research - Jul 27 2014]
Changing face of beat bobbies [Published Southern Reporter - Jul 27 2014]
Now police need a gun to go shopping! [Published Sunday Post - Jul 27 2014]
It's inhuman that prisoners are denied a vote [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 27 2014]
Policing update from Ayrshire divisional commander [Published Carrick Gazette - Jul 26 2014]
Armed officers ‘not necessary’ in D [Published Galloway Gazette - Jul 24 2014]
MacAskill ‘apathetic’ over armed police - Pearson [Published The Scotsman - Jul 24 2014]
Justice secretary has “washed hands” over armed... [Published Press and Journal - Jul 24 2014]
Armed police on patrol in Dundee [Published Evening Telegraph - Jul 24 2014]
Chris Marshall: Police challenges extend beyond... [Published The Scotsman - Jul 22 2014]
Campaigners call for u-turn on armed police policy [Published The Scotsman - Jul 22 2014]
Leaders: Armed police | Flight MH17 [Published The Scotsman - Jul 20 2014]
Call for Holyrood debate on armed cops [Published Inverness Courier - Jul 19 2014]
Review promised on routine deployment of armed ... [Published Herald Scotland - Jul 19 2014]
Pressure on ministers over arming of Scots police [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Jul 19 2014]
Pressure on ministers over arming of Scots police [Published The Scotsman - Jul 19 2014]
Four in five scots oppose increased use of arme... [Published Stv.tv - Jul 18 2014]
MSP concerned about armed police [Published Galloway Gazette - Jul 18 2014]
Bobbies with guns: Police Scotland chief refuse... [Published Daily Record - Jul 18 2014]
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