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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-02093: Alexander Stewart (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 23 August 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what action it will take in relation to Police Scotland officers having second jobs.

Answered by: Michael Matheson 9 September 2016

The Police Service of Scotland Regulations 2013 set out that officers can only hold a business interest with the consent of the Chief Constable, or in the case of a Senior Officer, the Scottish Police Authority. Police officers are not able to take on any second job that might conflict with their policing duties.