Fears for jobs as police to close control rooms

By Tim Pauling

Published: 31/01/2014

Police control rooms in Aberdeen and Inverness will close – and staff could be forced out of their jobs.

Members of the Scottish Police Authority (SPA) board rubber-stamped plans to halve the number of control rooms across the country from 10 to five.

A decision not to consult the public on the grounds the issues were too complex was dismissed last night as “simply a disgrace” amid claims the police were afraid of the response they might get.

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