26th April 2017
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002
I refer to your recent request for information which has been handled in accordance with the
Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.
For ease of reference, your request is replicated below together with the response. Please provide figures relating to the amount of officers with secondary employments
as of 30/03/17.
All information with regards to business interest is recorded on the HR system (SCOPE).
Police Officers are required to conform to the provisions of the Police Service of Scotland
These regulations do not recognise the term 'secondary employment'. However, Regulation
5 of the aforesaid regulations outlines the provisions concerning any 'business interest' of a
police officer. All police officer business interests are granted by the Chief Constable, which
are based on their own particular circumstances and review dates are similarly set (based
on individual circumstances).
As at the 30th March 2017, there were 1,512 Police Officers who have a business interest. Please also provide a breakdown of officers with secondary employments as an
entertainer, performer, band member or DJ.
There are 50 police officers who have a business interest that relates to entertainment,
performer, musician, band member or DJ.
Should you require any further assistance concerning this matter please contact Information
Management - Stirling on 01786 456321 quoting the reference number given.
If you are dissatisfied with the way in which your request has been dealt with, you are entitled
in the first instance, and within 40 working days of receiving this response, to request a
review of our actions and decisions.
Should you wish to do so, please contact us at the following address, stating what has
caused your dissatisfaction and what you require us to review:
Information Management (Disclosure), Police Scotland, Clyde Gateway, 2 French Street,
Dalmarnock, G40 4EH - [Police Scotland request email]
If you remain dissatisfied following the outcome of that review, you are thereafter entitled to
apply to the Scottish Information Commissioner within six months for a decision. You can
raise an appeal using the online service at www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal
or by writing
to Office of the Scottish Information Commissioner, Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes Road, St
Andrews, Fife, KY16 9DS, or via email at [email address].
Should you wish to appeal against the Scottish Information Commissioner's decision, there
is an appeal to the Court of Session on a point of law only.