Police Scotland launch Facebook page for Polish speakers
Scottish police have launched a Polish language page on social media to help improve links with the migrant community..
Police Scotland has set up a dedicated Facebook page that will include updates of current incidents as well as well as other relevant information to Polish nationals living north of the border.
It comes after Holyrood revealed last November that police chiefs had begun talks with counterparts in Poland that could see officers from the eastern European country brought over to work in Scotland.
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Revised official figures published by the General Register Office for Scotland earlier this month showed that there were almost 85,000 Polish nationals living in Scotland in 2013.
The site has been developed with input from the Polish Consulate in Edinburgh as well as Polish speaking officers within the single police force.
“The Polish community is growing in Scotland and is an important part of the fabric of Scotland, so it’s important we use all mediums to try and contact them," said chief constable Sir Stephen House.
“We know that the Polish community, eastern European community in general, is very active on social media and pays a lot of attention to what’s going on and I think it’s important we get into that game as far as they’re concerned.”
If successful, Police Scotland will look at the potential to roll out similar sites in other languages.