Female police officers rise

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THE number of female officers serving with Lothian and Borders Police has risen over the last year while the number of male colleagues fell, new figures have shown.

A total of 792 female officers were on the force in December last year, an increase of 15 on the same time a year before.

Meanwhile, the number of male officers dropped by 11, falling from 2266 to 2255.

In December, 3047 officers were serving with the force compared to 3043 a year before.