New Year is a time to reflect on the past and look to the future.
This New years Day, when Police Scotland look back on 2015, all they will see is disaster. Yes, 2015 was the year they stumbled from one calamity to the next - too many to list here.
And when they look forward to the future they won't see much sunshine either. Instead they'll see a £85 Million funding gap by 2018 (http://www.policeprofessional.com/news.aspx?id=25066).
Neither the past nor the future is rosy for untrustworthy Police Scotland.
And it's all their own doing.
If ever there was a time for this corrupt and vindictive organisation to be disbanded and rebuilt from scratch it is now.
Innocent members of the public want to be protected by Police Scotland, not to be treated as cash cows by them and arrested purely to fulfil arrest quotas.
Innocent members of the public want Police Scotland to go after the 'difficult to pursue' bad guys, not the 'easy to pursue' good guys. Get your finger out Police Scotland and actually do some work for a change.
To be fair, shirking responsibility and shying away from hard work is hardly unique to Police Scotland.
There are many professions in which workers will try to do the minimum amount of work for the maximum pay.
There are many professions where workers will shove the difficult tasks to the bottom of the pile and only do the easy ones at the top.
But policing by it's very nature should not be one of those professions where taking the lazy way out is the norm.
Yet it is.
So what are the chances of Police Scotland officers becoming honest and working faithfully for the public in 2016?