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Consultation on policing of public events

8 October 2021

Consultation on policing of public events

Police Scotland has launched a new consultation on the policing of public events and want to hear from members of the public and community organisations about their experience of policing at such occasions.

They are also interested in the views of those who live near to where these events, including concerts, sporting events, parades and protests, are taking place, as they understand that public gatherings can have a significant impact on the wider local community.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said:

“Police Scotland is a rights-based organisation that puts our values of integrity, fairness, respect and a commitment to upholding human rights at the heart of everything we do.

“This means we will protect the rights of people who wish to peacefully protest or counter-protest, balanced against the rights of the wider community.

“We work hard to keep people safe when there’s events and gatherings in our vibrant communities.

“We want to hear your views if you have attended a protest or event, if you live near to where events take place or if you have any thoughts to share in general. We want to hear what you think about our approach to keeping people safe. We will use your feedback to shape our decisions in the future.”

If you want to respond to the consultation or share it with members of your community, you can find more information and an online survey here: Event Engagement Survey: About your experiences - Police Scotland - Citizen Space