News : Loanhead Police Call Centre Saved
Jan 31, 2014 -- Police Scotland’s call centre in Loanhead is to be retained as services are streamlined.
Last week Police Scotland announced that six control rooms were to close across Scotland in a bid to save money.
Following the merger of the eight forces last year, the new police service inherited 10 control rooms and nine service centres across 11 sites. The centres handle the calls received from members of the public.
Following a review, Police Scotland is to propose to the Scottish Police Authority its operations would be enhanced by having fewer control rooms.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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About Police Scotland:
The Police Service of Scotland is the primary police service of Scotland. It was formed in 2013 with the merger of all eight territorial police forces in Scotland and the specialist services of the Scottish Police Services Authority, including the Scottish Crime and Drug Enforcement Agency. Although not formally absorbing it, the merger also resulted in the winding down of the Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland.
Published: Friday, January 31, 2014