McArthur: Ministers need to take new steps to help Police Scotland tackle call centre problems

Government ministers need to set out an action plan to help Police Scotland, in the light of a BBC investigation into problems at police control rooms, according to the justice spokesperson of the Scottish Liberal Democrats Liam McArthur MSP.

Mr McArthur, in pointing to his party’s track record of highlighting issues with police call centre centralisation consistently for the last four years, and as recently as 15th September, said:

“Government ministers have given the brush off to anyone who raises concerns.

“This new investigation shows that people are right to be concerned.

“The financial problems of Police Scotland and the failure of centralisation need to be tackled.

“The Justice Secretary needs to come to Parliament to explain how the Scottish Government will take additional steps to protect the police service. We need clear actions and a commitment from ministers to provide the financial resources to repair the damage done by their centralisation.”

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