Exchanges relating to the Chief Constable announcement of doubling patrols: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Information requested

Could please send me all of the email - and all other communications - exchanges between the Chief Constable, his office, Police Scotland officers and/or staff and the office of the First Minister, the Justice Secretary and Scottish government civil servants and/or special advisers, in advance of the announcement by the Chief Constable of the 'doubling' of patrols at the Scotland/England Border, which he made at the Scottish government briefing with the First Minister on 21 December 2020.

For clarity, I would like to see the exchanges in both directions - between the First Minister's office, or those of her special advisers and/or civil servants including the Justice Department or any other Scottish government officials and the Chief  Constable's office or any other officer or official at Police Scotland.

I would like to see the exchanges in the two weeks before the announcement.


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