Tuesday 22 March 2016

It's All About Timing

It's no secret that Police Scotland plan to close their call centres in Aberdeen and Inverness this year. Members of the public in the north who call the emergency 999 number (and 101 numbers for that matter) will be routed to the National Virtual Service Centre hundreds of miles away in central Scotland.

It's also no secret that Police Scotland plan to close more control rooms, not just Aberdeen and Inverness.

Opponents of these closures rightly point to the M9 tragedy in which police did nothing while two people lay dead for 3 days in a car crash despite a member of the public calling the call centre to report the accident. There was clearly a failure in the call centre which caused these deaths so we need to know the details and what lessons need to be learned before we go closing call centres.

So it would make sense for Police Scotland to wait for the outcome of the investigation into the M9 tragedy BEFORE going ahead with plans to close call centres. It's not rocket science - it's common sense.

Yet Police Scotland are determined to go ahead with their call centre closure plans and are pulling out all the stops to do it before the M9 report comes out. You can also rest assured their friend, corrupt Lord Advocate Frank 'I'm anything but frank' Mulholland, will be doing everything in his power to help them with the timing.

And you don't need to be Sherlock Holmes to work out why untrustworthy Police Scotland want these call centre closures in place before the M9 tragedy report is released.

Police Scotland know, as everyone does, that the M9 report is going to criticise them for routing emergency calls to civilian staff in call centres miles away.

So in a sneaky underhand move, they want the call centre closures to be in place BEFORE the report comes out.

Sneaky? Underhand? Ahhh, sadly these are words that are all too familiar when describing untrustworthy Police Scotland.

And as I and the many other innocent members of the public who have been wrongly arrested in the past by lying Police Scotland officers can attest, the one thing Police Scotland ARE good at is corruptly manipulating situations to suit their own agenda and their own benefit.

We may have a new chief constable, but we still have the same lying army of Police Scotland officers as before - doing the same jobs day in day out just as before. They will always spin everything to suit themselves instead of the public.

Police Scotland may have recently been criticised for the time it takes them to respond to calls down in the Dumfries area (you may remember that Dumfries residents complained that by the time police turn up the culprits are gone). But when it comes to pushing these call centre closures through before the M9 report is released, make no bones about it - these charlatans at Police Scotland have got perfect timing...when it suits them of course.