Following the appalling circumstances of Sarah Everard's murder there has understandably been public concern raised about verifying an officers identify.  Police Scotland have introduced a simple officer verification process to provide reassurance to any member of the public who may be concerned about whether or not they are being spoken to by a genuine police officer working alone.  
Please see link below directing you to Police Scotland internet page where you will find further information about the lone police officer verification process. 

There are two ways you can tell us what happened