Police officers put through paces in training with LothianEight officers will take part in two-week intensive training this month

We are continuing our partnership with Police Scotland to train Police Officers from the Divisional Road Policing Unit how to drive buses.

Four officers have already competed the two-week training course to gain their Public Service Vehicle driving licence, with a further four officers set to be trained later this month.

The course consists of both theory and practical exercises which will put the officers through their paces before they sit a final exam.

The training will provide Police Officers from the Unit with an understanding of buses and what it is like to drive them in the city.

Pat Toner, Training Manager, Lothian said: “We are delighted to be working with Police Scotland on this initiative. Lothian pride ourselves on the standard of training we provide our driving teams and are pleased that we can use our knowledge and expertise to enhance the great work already carried out every day by Edinburgh’s Road Policing team.”