Police Scotland
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Police Scotland Careers and Employment

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  • Founded
  • Company size
    5,001 to 10,000
  • Revenue
    £5m to £25m
  • Industry
    Government & Public Administration
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Salary estimated from 261 employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed.


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Police Officer in Aberdeen, Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire
on 6 April 2021
Difficult workingenvironment
Demanding career with opportunities for personal advancement. Good continuous training variety of opportunities to work within a number of different specialities.
Police Officer in Fife
on 14 February 2021
Have Lost Their Way
Since amalgamation of the Scottish forces Police Scotland has unfortunately driven down standards and the service they provide to the people in Scotland. Unfortunately the SMT culture hasn’t evolved in a positive manner with much of the negatives from the former Strathclyde Police being identified as “good practice” by weak managers. They seem to have lost their way with the welfare of staff with a constant expectation of more for less. Hopefully changes at the top will see a positive change in working practices but we shall see.
workshop operative in Aberdeen
on 11 November 2020
Fast paced
Sector I worried in wee very busy. Not much time to stop and catch a breath. Was in charge of a large area and didn’t get much thanks for the work I put in to organising
Police Constable in Ayr, South Ayrshire
on 2 September 2020
Worst Job I Have Ever Had
Think very carefully before joining Police Scotland. The job is a glorified skivvy, sorting out the lives of people who don't want to do it themselves and dealing with the same people almost on a daily basis. There is absolutely no welfare for officers, in fact prisoners get treated better. They dont seem to care if you've been on the go 7, 8, 9 hrs without stopping and still expect you to go and deal with drugged up idiors, You get treated like dirt by management, you start your shift not knowing when you will finish, they think they own you and the lazy people on shift get away with it. DONT DO IT!!!
Police Constable in Scotland
on 30 July 2020
Stay clear
Colleagues were the best part of the job. Management however, are generally awful, looking out for themselves and throwing you under the bus the first chance they get. Paperwork is a joke, and we all know there's no justice. Police Scotland is not a good place to work, not a good culture, morale totally at a low, and compared to what you see on the TV with English forces, Police Scotland do not come anywhere close. Bully boy tactics, rest days cancelled for court, operations etc with little notice, and it's just tough if you had plans. You have to plead with the Fiscal for an excusal. You're at their beck and call. 2% excitement, 98% paperwork. Worst place to work, no backing from your gaffers. Best thing was the laugh with your team mates. Otherwise, avoid at all costs.
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