In their budget this year the SNP/Labour run city council cut all their funding for local community policing. The Liberal Democrat group proposed a budget that would have avoided the need for such a cut.
Liberal Democrat Councillor Kevin Lang said: “There is no guarantee that the withdrawal of funding for community policing will be replaced from elsewhere and we are facing the prospect of the loss of dozens of community police officers who are currently funded entirely by the council.
“These officers are not just involved in day to day patrols, they do so much positive work in schools, with community organisations and with youth groups. I have seen what a difference these officers make and I’m really concerned about the implications if we lose what has been a fantastic resource across the city. We completely disagree with what the administration is doing.”
The Liberal Democrats have launched a petition to demand that the council reverse the cuts. You can sign it here.