The police control room in Inverness could be next to close as part of changes to call handling across Scotland.
Assistant Chief Constable John Hawkins confirmed that plans are in motion – but said any changes are yet to be signed off by the Scottish Police Authority (SPA).
A retired senior police officer yesterday suggested a combined emergency services call centre for the Highlands instead.
Aberdeen’s police call centre closed last month – with the service being moved to Dundee and the central belt.
Mr Hawkins said: “The next phase of the call handling programme plans to see calls from the Inverness area control room transition into the Police Scotland service centre. Detailed governance and scrutiny takes place in advance of any key structural change and proposals must be signed off by the independent SPA before any transition will be implemented.”
He added there would be “no change” to the…
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