Aberdeen councillors will quiz police over controversial closures of north-east control centres today.
In March, the Aberdeen control room was closed with emergency calls for the north-east now handled in Tayside and Glasgow.
Numerous high profile mistakes have since occurred, and within days of the switch concerned motorists told the Press and Journal that call handlers had “no clue” of the location of a crash on the Charleston flyover.
Just a month later, police were called to a break-in at Tesco in Aberdeen’s Great Western Road and sent units to a Tesco in Glasgow 150 miles away.
Staff in the Aberdeen Tesco police at 5.30am to report a smashed-in door at the shop.
But call handlers in the newly-centralised call-handling centres sent police officers to an address of the same name in Glasgow.
Police turned up at the correct shop in Aberdeen at 8.50am.
Today a police representative from the C3 division, which deals with call handling, will take questions from the council’s infrastructure committee.
Liberal Democrat infrastructure spokesman Steve Delaney said he was “not convinced” that local knowledge could be transferred.
He said: “Certainly, the big concerns have been around a lack of local knowledge and I think this has been typified by the robbery at Tesco in Mannofield – which the police sent their forces to a Tesco in Glasgow.
“I will be asking for an explanation and asking what they can do to guarantee such an incident doesn’t happen again.
“They have pushed ahead with this option now, it’s about trying to get some assurances that what they have done is safe and fair for the people of the north-east.”