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Chief Constable Stephen House and Vic Emery

The Sun on Sunday - Sunday 31 March


Published 31 March 2013: Vic Emery first person editorial in Sun on Sunday on the eve of the first day of a new national force.

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Specialist Crime Division launches


Issued 7 March 2013: A powerful new Scotland-wide division that will lead the fight against crime in Scotland's communities has gone live today.

The Board and Police Scotland update MSPs


Issued 19 March 2013: SPA and Police Scotland recently provided an update to Members of the Scottish Parliament on their plans for the future of the new single service.

Scotsman - Monday 1 April


Published 1 April 2013: New, more accountable police force offers best value, says Vic Emery

Vic Emery writes to the Herald and Scotsman on ICT


Published 2 April 2013: Vic Emery has written to papers following coverage about ICT for day 1. Variations of this letter appeared in the Herald and Scotsman on Tuesday 2 March.

Holyrood Magazine - 8 April 2013


Published 8 April 2013: SPA Board member, Paul Rooney, speaks to Holyrood Magazine following the transtion to the new single service on 1 April 2013.

Recruitment open for Special Constables


Published 23 May 2013: With a long and impressive history the Special Constabulary is a part-time, volunteer body consisting of officers with similar powers to regular officers.

Chief Constable to be knighted


Published 18 June 2013: Chief Constable Stephen House is to be knighted for his contribution to policing.

London calling


Published 28 June 2013: Chair of the Scottish Police Authority visits London to share thinking on police reform

Helicopter Crash - SPA Support for Police Scotland


Published 3 December 2013: Following the tragic helicopter crash on 29 November, the Chair of the SPA was briefed by the Chief Constable on the rescue and recovery operation that was put in place.