With police stations and call centres closing down right left and centre, thank goodness we can at least walk in to the few police station counters that are still open and get help from the police when we need it.
Except we can't. Because they're not always open when they should be.
A Freedom Of Information request by the Lib Dems has shown that in the space of just six months police station counters were closed 560 times when they should have been open to the public.
I'm not sure what Police Scotland propose to do about this.
Perhaps they'll ask all burglars, murderers, and rapists to restrict their criminal actions to the times that police are 'open' for business?
A sort of 'get your crimes in quick before we close' kinda thing.
They could even ring a bell and shout 'last (antisocial behaviour) orders please'.