Your views sought on police reform

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Do you think the newly merged Police Scotland has been good for your local community since it came into being on April 1?

People from across Scotland have been asked to make their views known to the Scottish Parliament’s Justice Sub-Committee on Policing with the publication of a call for evidence on the impact of police reform on local policing.

Have you noticed any benefits since the newly merged national police force came into being? As a member of a local authority or community planning partnership, have you noted any change? Or have you been at the sharp end of variations in policing practices in your area, for example, stop and search?

The call for evidence will close on November 29 and can be accessed by telephone on 0800 092 7500; textphone users can contact 0800 092 7100; text messages on 07786 209888; or at

The Justice Sub-Committee on Policing was established to oversee the operation of the Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 as it relates to policing.

The creation of the sub-committee meets a requirement set out in the 2012 Act for the Scottish Parliament to make arrangements for keeping under review and reporting on the operation of the Act.