A councillor has written to Police Scotland seeking clarification on the use of firearms officers in Fife.
It follows the announcement that controversial rules which allow Scottish police officers to carry guns to everyday incidents will be formally reviewed.
Kenny Selbie, chairman of Fife Council’s safer communities committee, said: “The attendance of police officers with firearms at routine incidents has been raised as a concern in various parts of Scotland over the past few weeks.
“I have received a number of queries with regard to the situation in Fife and have written to the chief superintendent of Fife Division for Police Scotland to clarify the specific impact here in our communities.
“It is important to understand how national policy may impact on Fife in the future so I also asked for clarification on the numbers of officers trained in the use of firearms and if this is increasing.
“Armed police response is clearly necessary in specific circumstances but it is important as part of scrutiny that we monitor this situation closely to ensure it remains proportionate.”