On 6th September, Chinese Consul General Pan Xinchun paid an visit to Police Scotland College Tulliallan Castle Headquarters. He had a cordial meeting with the Deputy Chief Constable Ruaraidh Nicolson QPM and Chief Superintendent Alan Gibson.
Nicolson warmly welcomed the Consul General and briefed him on the development of Police Scotland and the College. He said, since Police Scotland was formally established in 2013, overall security situation in Scotland has gone well. In recent years the police are trying to recruit more minority officers, and welcome more members of the Chinese community to join the team. Police Scotland attaches great importance to international cooperation, establishing links with its Chinese counterparts of Shandong Province and looks forward to further strengthening the police cooperation between China and Scotland.
Consul General Pan expressed his thanks to Police Scotland for the service it provided to the Chinese citizens, appreciated the achievement it has made in serving the community and promoting international cooperation. He said, with the rapid development of China-Scotland relations, a growing number of Chinese people come to Scotland. Despite they abiding by the Scottish law, a few incidents occur due to cultural differences. The Chinese Consulate General will foster cooperation with Police Scotland to protect its nationals in Scotland and promote further progress in police exchanges and cooperation between China and Scotland.
During the visit, Consul General Pan watched the police training and had a tour of the college while briefed on specific topics on safer communities, leadership and professional development and probationer training by heads of units.