Scottish Police Federation: Scotland needs a cyber security agency

April 18, 2016

Rank-and-file police officers are calling for the creation of a dedicated cyber security agency in Scotland.

The Scottish Police Federation, which represents over 17,000 police officers north of the border, said Scotland has the “potential to be a global leader”.

The call for a standalone agency came as the body published its manifesto ahead of the Scottish Parliament election on May 5.

The Federation has issued 13 demands, including the introduction of a ‘social responsibility levy’ as well as legislation allowing officers to take part in political life.

The Scottish Crime Campus, which houses police, prosecutors, HMRC and the National Crime Agency, has developed “effective and feared capabilities to detect and disrupt criminal activity,” according to the SPF.

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