SCOTTISH police chiefs have launched a bid to recruit new officers from Poland in a bid to tackle crime in the country’s biggest migrant community.
Police Scotland is already in discussion with law-enforcement agencies in Warsaw about hiring recruits to help deal with everything from international murder investigations to missing persons inquiries.
There are currently a handful of officers recruited from Scotland’s Polish community, but now senior officers are to travel to Poland as part of a special recruiting drive.
Deputy Chief Constable Iain Livingstone said: “We have a number of officers recruited who have Polish ancestry or were born and raised in Poland.
“But we are taking some pro-active work to link in with colleagues in Warsaw – focusing on Poland because of the number of economic migrants – to get some Polish officers over to work with us in Scotland.”