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All Falkirk area secondary schools get on site police officer

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Image caption Bo'ness Academy is one of the final schools in the area to have a police officer on site

All secondary schools in the Falkirk Council area will now have a dedicated police officer based on site, the local authority has confirmed.

Bo'ness Academy, St Mungo's RC High School and Graeme High School are the final three schools in the council's campus-based police officers initiative.

The authority said the scheme aimed to reduce anti-social behaviour, bullying and exclusions.

The initiative began in 2007.

The first schools to take part were Larbert and Denny High Schools, with community officers moving into Braes, Falkirk and Grangemouth High Schools four years later.

A Falkirk Council spokesperson said: "We have worked in partnership with Police Scotland for some time to provide school-based police officers in the majority of our schools, who work across the whole cluster including primary schools.

"We have now extended this initiative to all our secondary schools, which should deliver real benefits to the young people attending schools across the Falkirk Council area."

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