Feb 292012

Legislation setting out Scottish Government plans for a single Police Service for Scotland has now been published.

Scotland has an excellent police service – crime is at a 35-year low, helped by the 1000 extra police officers in communities. However, Scotland’s public sector is facing unprecedented financial challenges and reform is the only way to sustain these hard-won gains and sustain the local policing communities depend on. The status quo is no longer sustainable.

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Aug 122011

National Black Police Association (NBPA) Education & Training Conference 2011

The Annual National Black Police Association (NBPA) Education and Training Conference will be held in Scotland for the very first time.

We at SEMPERscotland are really excited by the prospect of delegates from all over the UK (England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland), the USA and Canada coming to Edinburgh for this celebrated annual event.

The conference runs from 5th to 6th October, with pre-conference activities – including a parliamentary reception – taking place on the 4th.

This event is supported by the Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland (ACPOS) Equality & Diversity Business Area.

We encourage you to make every effort to attend and hope to see you in Edinburgh.

Executive Committee

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Aug 122011

Promoting equality of opportunity and fairness throughout

Picture of Baseem Akbar, SEMPERscotland Chair

Baseem Akbar, Chair

Welcome to the website of SEMPERscotland, the Scottish-wide organisation representing minority ethnic officers and staff in the police services in Scotland.

This website provides an insight into our background; our objectives; the partners we work with; the services we offer and some of the activities we’re involve in.

We hope the website will be a source of useful information to you whatever your reason for visiting.


We proudly received the European Framework of Quality Management (EFQM) Award from Quality Scotland.

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