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 Bent coppers robbed me of 20 years...

JOE STEELE insists he is not out for revenge on the police officers who robbed him of 20 years of his life.

He said: 'I don't hate the police and I've always told my son John Paul to trust and respect them.

'They aren't all bad. I've met some very decent guys who have been supportive of me. There are good and bad in every job.'

But last night, Steele spoke for the first time about the corrupt officers he says set him up and named former CID boss Charlie Craig as the main offender.

He said: 'The senior cops who fitted us up Charlie Craig and Norrie Walker are long dead and their underlings have been disgraced by the Court of Appeal.

'Every cop in Scotland knows who they all are and they will have to suffer the guilt on their conscience.'

Detective Chief Superintendent Craig who died aged 57 in 1991 has been linked to numerous miscarriages of justice.

It is believed he was on the payroll of some of Scotland's most notorious criminals.

An ex-colleague said: 'He had a clique of about 30 officers a few are still in senior positions in the force.

'He was a liar and a cheat and honest officers would phone in sick to avoid working for him.

'He ruined many a detective's career if the officer did not conform to the party line.'

Another former colleague added: 'What he got up to made the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. Not only did he fit up innocent men, he pocketed fortunes from big name gangsters.'

Craig and his gang happily grew fat on cash from men they should have been investigating.

A source said: 'He was called Cheeky Charlie and he never paid for a car in his life.'

Craig used his rank and power to gain free sexual favours from prostitutes in Glasgow's saunas.

One of his gang, nicknamed The Postman, collected cash from millionaire vice boss Victor Shields.

An ex-colleague said: 'Charlie ensured he was never directly seen taking backhanders.'

Other crooks suspected of enjoying Craig's 'protection' were a Newton Mearns family with Loyalist links, John Friel, who has IRA connections, and the Lyons family.

The most lucrative relationship was between Craig and late Glasgow godfather Arthur Thompson Snr.

His activities were brought to the attention of high-ranking officers but were repeatedly covered up.

Craig's manufacturing of evidence has now come back to haunt the force.

If he were still alive, it is likely the Crown would consider prosecuting him and his sidekick, Detective Superintendent Norrie Walker, who killed himself, aged 63, four years after Campbell and Steele's trial.

Craig features in several cases being probed by the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission.

One is Raymond Gilmour's, who was convicted of murdering Pamela Hastie in 1981. Craig arrested him.

A source said: 'Craig's fit-ups often follow the same pattern and are not very sophisticated. In those days, the ability to challenge evidence was not as easy.'

The alleged evidence manufactured by Craig in the Gilmour case was an untaped remark noted down by several officers and a map of the scene of the crime, which backed up the prosecution.

Gilmour was freed last year after the SCCRC reviewed his case.

His lawyer, Gordon Ritchie, said: 'Charlie Craig had a significant involvement in the Gilmour case.'


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"The police lied from the beginning. They tried to stitch me up and obviously stitched up Nat at the same time. Grampian Police will obviously put today down in their annals as a bad day in the office. I think questions have got to be asked about the integrity of certain police officers in Grampian Police."

Mr Lucas also criticised the fact Strathclyde police were investigating Grampian's handling of the case, arguing there should be a public inquiry.

 

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Sex case against prosecutor dropped? 

A PROSECUTOR arrested after he was caught with a prostitute will not face trial after the Crown decided it would not be in the public interest to proceed.

However, Stuart MacFarlane, 37, has resigned his position as a principal procurator-fiscal depute in Glasgow, six months after he was arrested following a function at Strathclyde Police headquarters.

It was alleged that he and 27-year-old Joanna Crane had been caught by police while she was performing a sex act on him.

Yesterday the Crown revealed that it had dropped all charges against Mr MacFarlane after counsel had considered additional information, including specialist medical reports.

Conservative justice spokeswoman Margaret Mitchell said that as Mr MacFarlane - who had taken a hard line against prostitution - had clearly been guilty of hypocrisy and of having double standards, and had lost his job as a result, there did not seem to be any value in pursuing the case. But she said it would have been more satisfactory if the Crown Office had shown greater transparency in the decision making process.

"It would have been helpful to know why they came to the decision," she said.

The Crown Office yesterday refused to disclose details of the information on which it had based its decision but legal sources suggested that Mr MacFarlane had suffered medical problems after returning from a six-month tour of duty in Iraq with the Territorial Army.

In a statement the Crown Office said: "Following full and careful consideration of all the available evidence, Crown Counsel have instructed that no further proceedings are to be taken against the 37-year-old man and 27-year-old woman who were reported to the Procurator Fiscal in Glasgow in connection with an incident in Glasgow city centre in the early hours of Saturday 29 October 2005."

A spokesman said the Crown had a duty to review and assess all the circumstances of a case to ensure it remained in the public interest to proceed.

"In this case additional information came to light which led Crown Counsel to conclude that there should be no further proceedings. The additional information was of a personal nature and it would not be appropriate for the Crown to disclose this publicly," he said. Mr MacFarlane had also been charged with resisting police officers. Two officers were injured when he allegedly attempted to run away and then struggled with them.

He was arrested in Bothwell Street, Glasgow, on 29 October last year.

Neither Mr MacFarlane nor Ms Crane was in court to hear the charges against them dropped. Mr MacFarlane, who had previously served as a prosecutor in Arbroath and Dundee, had never appeared in court or tended any plea. At the time of the incident he lived near Eaglesham with his wife and two children.

Ms Crane had denied committing an offence of public indecency.

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"There is a lot of good people in Strathclyde Police and a lot of good people in the SCRO, but the people who have done this and are responsible for this know who they are.

 

"I do hope that the people responsible are made to be accountable for what they have done. There are serious criminal charges should come from this.

 

"It has been obvious for years there were criminal goings on in this case and it has been continually covered up,"

 

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'Specials' head police campaign
Special constable (Picture from Strathclyde Police)
Special constables volunteer as community police officers
The largest deployment of special constables "since World War Two" will take place on the streets of Glasgow and the west of Scotland this weekend.

An army of volunteer police constables will patrol their communities as part of a Safer Scotland campaign to tackle knife crime and violence.

About 100 special constables will be deployed on Friday and Saturday night.

Sgt Bob Fitzpatrick said: "This is a significant deployment throughout the Strathclyde Police force area."

Special constables were first used in the 19th Century.

Strathclyde Police has about 300 specials who have similar powers to regular officers.

The main difference is that they work part time, fitting in special policing with other work or commitments.

Sgt Fitzpatrick added: "Their role is to improve community wellbeing and address violence and knife carrying.

"It is about public reassurance.

"Special constables know community fears and concerns, they are a valuable resource."


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ATTENTION STRATHCLYDE POLICE:

 

05 May 2006
For Immediate Release

IPCC praises the actions of four Metropolitan Police Officers...

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has today praised the courage of four Metropolitan Police Service Officers who came forward to report the behaviour of a colleague following an incident in August 2005.

The officers reported PC Mark Tuffey, 45, after they heard him using racially aggravated insulting words and behaviour whilst on duty on 31 August 2005 in Tooting Bec Road, Wandsworth, SW17.

PC Mark Tuffey, based at Wimbledon police station appeared at Bow Street Magistrates’ Court on 4 May 2006. He was found guilty on one count of racially aggravated abusive or threatening words and ordered to pay £400 fine and £400 costs.

Nicola Williams, IPCC Commissioner who launched a supervised IPCC investigation into the incident said:

The officers who reported their colleague have sent out a very clear message – this kind of behaviour is not representative of the majority of hard working and professional police officers and has no place in a modern Police Service.  I would like to personally thank the officers for their courage and for challenging PC Tuffey’s behaviour.”

Officers from the Metropolitan Police's Directorate for Professional Standards carried out the investigation under the supervision of the IPCC.  The IPCC believed that the officer's behaviour could result in a CPS prosecution and advised the investigating officer to pursue this course of action as well as consider the misconduct issues.


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FERRIS-McKAY (Online Magazine)

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Home | News Update Page | Interview Page | Reviews Page | Photo Album Page | Mailbag | Contact Paul & Reg | Archives | Thomas (TC) Campbell Interview

Ferris-McKay online news,is like print magazines, frequently include interviews. Here's an example of one of the question-and-answer formats we will use use for interviews.

An in-depth interview with Thomas (TC) Campbell who had spent 20 years unlawfully behind bars convicted of mass murder of 6 members of the Doyle family.
 
TC was exonerated by the appeal courts and is now a free man....... this is his story of the fight to clear his name and the police corruption that helped convict him.

Question: Tommy how many hunger strikes did you go on and why?
 
TC: Several as I was trying to prove my innocence and if I died then it was better to die fighting as I was innocent.
 
Question: What was your longest hunger strike?
 
TC: About 102 days and went from 14 stone down to just under half my original body weight.
 
Question: Did you think you would die?
 
TC: I was prepared for it as I was living a nightmare being locked up for killing 6 people that included an 18mth old baby when someone set fire to their house.... 

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United Nations Convention against  Corruption

 

UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION AGAINST CORRUPTION

PREAMBLE

The States Parties to this Convention,

Concerned about the seriousness of problems and threats posed by corruption to the stability and security of societies, undermining the institutions and values of democracy, ethical values and justice and jeopardizing sustainable development and the rule of law,

Concerned also about the links between corruption and other forms of crime, in particular organized crime and economic crime, including money-laundering,

 

Use of terms

For the purposes of this Convention:

(a) “Public official” shall mean:

 

ii) any other person who performs a public function, including for a public agency or public enterprise, or provides a public service,

 

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IS THERE A "SERPICO" IN STRATHCLYDE POLICE?.... ONLY TIME WILL TELL...

 

UK: 'Serpico' claims Scotland Yard elite ran drug cartel

DRUG rackets worth millions of pounds were run from inside Britain's biggest police force, according to a former Scotland Yard detective who is to publish his allegations.

The officer, dubbed "Serpico" by friends after the New York police officer who was pilloried for exposing corruption, described sections of the drug squad and the regional crime squad at Scotland Yard as the "most professional criminal cartels in Britain". He is writing a book in which he alleges that officers stole drugs, paid phantom informants and fabricated evidence.

Duncan MacLaughlin, a detective for 18 years, is believed to be the first officer to talk openly about alleged corruption within the elite squads in which he worked.

His claims are likely to give renewed urgency to the efforts by Sir Paul Condon, the Metropolitan police commissioner, to stamp out criminal activity within the force. Condon has already launched a wide-ranging inquiry into police corruption, and has set up CIB3, a special unit of the Complaints Investigation Bureau, to investigate.

MacLaughlin, 38, who admits he was not "straighter than straight", spent five years in the drug squad and five years in the London-based regional crime squad, which drew the best detectives from forces across southern England to investigate serious crime.

He described the regional squad, which he left in 1994, as like Colditz, the second world war prison. "You put all the clever ones, all the brains, in one office, and you got the cleverest scams. There were no better criminals in the country . . . I was a member of the most professional criminal cartel that Britain has ever produced."

MacLaughlin said hundreds of thousands of pounds were siphoned from police funds through the creation of phantom informants. "If we got anonymous information that there was going to be a deal involving, say, 25 kilos of coke [cocaine], straightaway you would create an imaginary informant. Then a friend would come in and sign a bit of paper and maybe receive up to £40,000 reward money."

Another practice was to sell drugs which were seized on raids. "Drugs were recycled all the time. If you found 15 kilos of coke, you produce 12 kilos and 3 would be sold. A kilo of coke you get UKP30,000 for, so you have made £90,000."

The claims are some of the most detailed made against Scotland Yard. MacLaughlin resigned in July. He was facing a discipline charge - which he denies - for allegedly removing paperwork relating to a murder investigation.

MacLaughlin does not admit to being involved in any of the crimes he alleges, though he does admit to holidaying in the Caribbean while on police assignment to trace a drug baron's assets. He said he did not feel guilty because he was not spending taxpayers' money, but cash from a Home Office reward fund. "I was no angel, I would go back to the Caribbean just when it suited me. The Met police had no idea. It just showed how incompetent they were," he said.

Roy Clark, deputy assistant commissioner of Scotland Yard, said that some of MacLaughlin's claims were false and others "wildly exaggerated". He said it was a pity that MacLaughlin was "not prepared to come forward and, if there was any truth in his suggestions, share his information with the anti-corruption squad".

Another former senior officer in the complaints bureau described MacLaughlin as an oddball who would have been sacked had he not resigned.

MacLaughlin claims that he was rebuffed when he tried to give information to Ian Quinn, the bureau's director. A Scotland Yard source dismissed the claim and said MacLaughlin had made an allegation to the bureau about the private life of a senior officer for which there was "not an iota of evidence".


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The Convener: It does not seem likely that many people would ever be in a position to do anything about it, as they would be unlikely to know that they were under surveillance.

Going back to Professor Miller's evidence last week, he said that there was no real difficulty with the bill. However, he had a slight concern about the extent to which it might legitimise what he called entrapment or honey traps. At the risk of making police work sound more interesting, dramatic and exciting than it actually is, can you comment on that concern, which has also been raised in the press?

Assistant Chief Constable Pearson: The introduction of legislation will make such possibilities less and less of a daily occurrence. The fact that there is guidance from the Scottish Parliament about the rules and directions that police officers should follow ensures that our operational guidelines will follow through, not only on the word of the enactment but also in its spirit. We already have very strong guidance to officers to prevent such allegations being made in court.

The Convener: At the same time, you must always be concerned that any evidence you collect will be admissible in a trial.

Assistant Chief Constable Pearson: Indeed.


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Force 'fails to bring in changes'
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The force has been told to bring in the changes within a year
Scotland's biggest police force has completed less than a third of improvements ordered two years ago.

After a 2004 inspection, Strathclyde Police was given 11 recommendations and told to review 28 areas, including staffing and race relations.

However this year's review found police chiefs had carried out four of the recommendations and eight review items.

The force said the latest report by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) was "very positive" overall.

According to inspectors, outstanding issues included implementing a transparent promotion procedure, overhauling the care and custody of prisoners and recruiting more special constables and officers from ethnic minority communities.

We recognise that there is always room for improvement
Strathclyde Police spokesman

HMIC chief inspector Andrew Brown told the force he expected to see the outstanding matters cleared up within a year.

He said recommendations which had been successfully tackled included nearly quadrupling the number of family liaison officers and improving staff welfare provision.

The HMIC report revealed that Strathclyde ranked below the Scottish forces' average in nearly every operational performance measure, including rates of staff sickness absence, complaints, crime detection and road safety injuries.

Much of the adverse variations were due to the force's size, Mr Brown said, and during the past year improvements had been shown in most areas.

'Major Progress'

He said: "Strathclyde Police has made steady progress to address the recommendations of the 2004 primary inspection.

"I look forward to the next review in 2007, when I would hope that all the remaining recommendations may be discharged."

A Strathclyde Police spokesman said: "Overall, this is a very positive report.

"The force has made major progress in many areas and this is recognised by HMIC.

"Having said that, we recognise that there is always room for improvement and we are fully committed to continually improving the services we provide to local communities."

 

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BLAST FROM THE PAST!

 

The Scots Godfather accused of bribing police is a ruthless, cunning crook with a blood- soaked history.

The 43-year-old thug, known to police as The Licensee, is in control of the city's underworld.

He has been charged with a string of violent offences, but never convicted.

The former safebreaker is involved in drugs, loan-sharking, extortion and robbery, and owns pubs, clubs and minicab companies.

But his speciality is setting up rival crooks to take the rap for crimes he has masterminded.

The corruption probe at the heart of Strathclyde Police, says he does it with the help of seven unscrupulous detectives.

As well as rocking Scotland's biggest police force the claims have thrown a new spotlight on The Licensee.

And his story will horrify all law-abiding people.

The Licensee began his criminal career with the notorious Barlanark Team, a pack of thieves from the east end of Glasgow.

His speciality was stealing safes, and the gang robbed post offices and businesses nationwide.

The Licensee made a fortune, and earned his nickname by ploughing it into pubs.

His name doesn't appear on any official documents, and his property company is run by his wife and a close friend.

But he controls the money the pubs make - an estimated pounds 40,000 a week - and uses it to bankroll crime.

The Licensee is hugely wealthy. But he has many enemies, and lives as a virtual recluse in a plush bungalow in Mount Vernon, Glasgow.

He rarely ventures out in daylight, preferring to run his empire from home.

And when he was stopped by traffic police recently, he was wearing an FBI- issue bulletproof vest.

His house was massively refurbished three years ago. And local gossips claim he has a pounds 10,000 security system, with pressure pads, infra-red cameras and state of the art alarms.

It's also rumoured that he has an ultra-secure "bolt-hole" at the back of the house.

The Licensee does leave home for an occasional night's drinking.

But he shuns the bright lights and heads for a traditional "man's pub" in East Kilbride. His wife and son, a recovering junkie in his early 20s, always go with him.

The scruffy Godfather always wears jeans, a T-shirt and a denim jacket.

And his only obvious signs of wealth are two BMWs, one a convertible, a massive jeep and two homes - the bungalow and a former council flat in Barlanark.

In the twisted world of Glasgow crime, The Licensee is a success story. But many have suffered or died during his rise.

The Record has revealed his role in the bloody Ice Cream Wars of the 1980s.

He had a fleet of vans and was greedy to increase his profits, so he launched a wave of violent attacks.

And he was the man with most to gain from the wars' most horrifying incident, the murders of six members of a rival family in a fire at their home in 1984.

Two men, Joseph Steele and Thomas Campbell, are serving life for the attack. But they have always insisted they were framed.

And The Licensee, fearing the truth would come out, offered a henchman thousands of pounds to murder Campbell in jail.

Campbell is still alive, and still protesting his innocence.

The Licensee has also been implicated in the murders of Bobby Glover and Joe Hanlon in September 1991.

They were shot after the assassination of drug baron Arthur Thompson junior, whose father was Godfather before The Licensee. It was assumed Arthur senior had taken his revenge.

But some claim The Licensee set up Arthur junior's shooting then had Glover and Hanlon killed - even though they were his close allies - to cover him-self with Arthur senior.

He had a blazing row with Glover and Hanlon 24 hours before they died, and mysteriously disappeared on the night of their shootings.

The Licensee's past is littered with other violent incidents, and he has been charged with a number of serious offences.

But where the law is concerned, he seems to bear a charmed life.

He was accused of blinding John "Jonah" McKenzie, a well-known gangland figure, in a blade and baseball bat attack.

And it was claimed he ran a rival off the road in his four-wheel drive truck, and forced a CID car into a ditch while helping a pal escape arrest.

However, he has NEVER stood in the dock or the witness box.

The Licensee's latest venture, revealed by the Record last March, is to invest in minicabs.

He has spent pounds 400,000 on buying taxi companies, using two associates as frontmen.

The firms' owners were told to sell out or else. They're all too terrified to say anything against The Licensee, and police investigations have met a wall of silence.

Making people stay silent has been one of the keys to the Licensee's success. But Tam Bagan chose to speak out.

The underworld heavy, Arthur Thompson snr's former bodyguard, is serving 12 years for armed robbery. For more than a year, he has been giving police detailed accounts of The Licensee's crooked activities.

He blames The Licensee and others for his jail term, claiming he was framed.

But sources close to him say his real reason for breaking the crook's code of silence is to get back at The Licensee for the murders of his friends Glover and Hanlon.

The most sensational claim is that The Licensee has seven detectives in his pocket -a chief inspector, three inspectors, two sergeants and a constable.

The officers have been taking bribes of cash, cars and gifts since the late 70s.

In return, they're said to have helped The Licensee frame rivals, and warned him of bids to arrest him.

The officers, said to be at the heart of the fight against organised crime, have yet to be interviewed.

John Orr, Strathclyde's new chief constable, said last night: "Allegations of this nature must be taken very seriously and the public can be assured that I am committed to ensuring these allegations are vigorously and relentlessly investigated."

And for The Licensee, sitting in his fortress home, that could be the worst news in years.

 

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COPS probing the murder of prostitute Emma Caldwell have linked her death to a serving policeman.

Forensic experts found a trace of DNA at the scene where the vice girl's body was found.

And it has been linked to a cop on a Scots force.

Inquiry bosses are now working with the Professional Standards unit - the equivalent of Internal Affairs - because they fear her death involves a cop.

But the DNA sample was too small to provide a match so it had to be cultivated at a laboratory.

With the method breaking new ground in murder investigations, they are now waiting for Crown Office advice on how to move the probe forward.

Detectives have already interviewed a serving police officer in connection with 27-year-old Emma's death.

They have also quizzed the man's brother - a taxi driver.

Insiders have told the Scottish Mirror that an arrest is imminent.

A senior police source said: "This has been a difficult one for the police because it involves using bio-science to help cultivate the sample of DNA which was found at the scene.

"They have basically grown it like a plant to make it significant enough for them to use as evidence.

"Inquiry bosses are awaiting Crown Office instruction about how to proceed because this hasn't been done before in Scotland."

Our source added: "A serving cop has been in the frame and they want to make an arrest but they are not sure about how to move forward.

"They have already quizzed a serving cop who they believe was a customer of Emma."

Detectives found a male DNA sample at the woodland spot near Biggar, Lanarkshire, where the body was found in May.

Emma, originally from Erskine, Renfrewshire, had turned to drugs and prostitution after the death of her older sister Karen.

Last night, a spokeswoman for Strathclyde Police would only say: "We are pursuing lines of inquiry involving DNA."


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13 August 2006
HOOKER COPPER RAPPED
Police bosses axe him over sex-for-sale shame
By Charles Lavery

THE married PC who the Sunday Mail exposed as a £100-a-time gay prostitute has been suspended by his police bosses.

Constable Suckbir Mann, who poses in explicit online pictures as Master Rajj, is being probed by colleagues.

Mann offers sex at hotels and an Ayrshire farmhouse and even offers threesomes with another gay man.

He was told he would be suspended on full pay early last week and instructed not to report for duty at Maryhill police office in Glasgow.

Officers from Strathclyde Police's professional standards unit - nicknamed the Ugly Squad - will quiz 34-year-old Mann on his offer to sell sex to a Sunday Mail investigator.

The inquiry is being led by Inspector Ann McKerchar who will also question Mann on his offer to supply our man with a replica of sex drug Viagra.

She will quiz him on his offers of threesomes and dressing up in a variety of costumes including leather gear, doctor, teacher and priest.

After our story Mann's web page was removed from gaydar.co.uk.

It features explicit pictures of him posing in crotchless leather trousers and a studded cap.

He says in the advert: "P.S. The leather pictures are all I have at the moment so if you're not into leathers don't just ignore me, send a message to me, I don't bite!!! Aarrr."

The ex-traffic officer lives in Bearsden, Glasgow, and, as a Sikh PC, often promotes the force as a multi-ethnic employer.

One police source said: "It is very difficult for everyone concerned and there is some sympathy for him being at the centre of an investigation.

"He seems to have been a very silly boy but nobody knows quite what will happen to him."

A Strathclyde Police spokeswoman said: "Inquiries are continuing."


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Solcara, the highly innovative UK-based information management software and solutions company, today announces that Strathclyde Police, the UK's second largest Police force, has selected Solcara PressBureau to help their media relations team manage, access and disseminate information more effectively.

The acquisition of Solcara Press Bureau is further evidence of Strathclyde's commitment to keeping the public and media informed about their activities.

Solcara PressBureau enables Strathclyde to more easily distribute force communications and then to track all calls, responses and subsequent related events. At any time a press officer is able to quickly establish the current lines to take on a story and to see who said what to whom, thereby ensuring consistency when responding to enquiries from external sources.

This consistency of message is vital in maintaining the force's reputation.

Stewart Wilson, Head of Media Services at Strathclyde Police commented: "We selected Solcara Press Bureau because it is a proven technology in the public sector. We anticipate that the software will immediately improve our media relations and help us communicate the right information to the right person at the right time. Our IT team were impressed with solution and Solcara's expertise and experience, and found Solcara easy to deal with and very open to suggestions."

Charlie O'Rourke, Sales and Marketing Director stated: "Strathclyde Police is an excellent addition to our growing and very credible client list. The force's selection of Solcara Press Bureau, further underlines and endorses Solcara's dominance of the Press Automation software market. As well as the power and flexibility of Solcara's offering it is becoming increasingly clear that prospective clients are attracted by the robustness and scalability of our solution and our proven capability to provide support services for mission critical applications."

 

(In other words they are geared up for a PR exercise on how to DENY POLICE CORRUPTION on a MASSIVE scale or continue their SILENCE that POLICE CORRUPTION exists at all)


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