Caithness Map :: Links to Site Map Paying too much for broadband? Move to PlusNet broadband and save£££s. Free setup now available - terms apply. PlusNet broadband.  

 

Wick and Thurso Police Stations Moving To Reduced Opening Times

5th March 2013

Photograph of Wick and Thurso Police Stations Moving To Reduced Opening Times

Revised opening times for eight police stations in the Highlands and Islands.

New opening times will come into effect in April 2013 for eight of Northern Constabulary's fifty police stations in an effort to provide the most effective and visible front-line police service.
Lerwick, Wick, Fort William, Dingwall and Stornoway front counters will be open from 8am to 8pm seven days per week. Reception opening hours for Thurso will be 9am to 5pm seven days per week and for Alness and Portree the hours will be 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Burnett Road Police Station in Inverness will be open on 24/7 basis.

Local officers will still be working out of the stations and actively patrolling communities. Members of the public are asked to make routine enquiries during reception open hours. Officers are always available 24/7 if they are required.

Chief Superintendent Julian Innes said: "Police will still maintain a visible presence in communities, working out of the stations, shared premises or on mobile patrols.
"Reception hours of stations will be tailored to actual demand as 95% of requests for service are made by telephone rather than counter calls.

"We encourage people to contact us during opening hours where they have a routine enquiry. However, if at any time people require a police response, that response will still be provided.
"People can still dial 999 in an emergency and for non-emergencies can still contact police on a 24 hour basis by telephoning any of the advertised non emergency numbers. Any stations without 24 hours reception staff will have external telephones available to the public so they can get immediate assistance if required.

He went on to say: "Northern Constabulary is already highly efficient and have maximised resources into frontline policing over the past few years, which has allowed the Force to maintain Police Officer numbers at the highest possible level and continue to provide visible, localised policing services across the Highlands and Islands area.

 

Related Businesses

 

Related Articles

HMICS PUBLISHES Thematic Inspection of the Scottish Police Authority
HMICS PUBLISHES Thematic Inspection of the Scottish Police Authority - Phase 1 Review of Openness and Transparency.   A review by HM Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland (HMICS) into the openness and transparency of the way that the Scottish Police Authority conducts its business has concluded that there is a need for the Authority to genuinely engage with its stakeholders and listen to the views of those with an interest in the policing of Scotland.  
6/6/2017
Highland Council And Police Highlight Role Of Communities In Countering Terrorism
The Highland Council took part in observing a minute's silence at 11:00 today Tuesday 6 June, in respect of the terrorist attack in London on Saturday 3 June 2017.   Leader of the Highland Council, Margaret Davidson said: "Our thoughts and sympathies are with all those affected by these most recent horrific incidents.  
New priorities for policing
Police Scotland to strengthen community focus and deal with emerging threats.   Scotland needs an increasingly resilient, flexible, responsive and locally-focused police service to help keep communities safe.  
New Police Speed Safety Camera MotorcycleThumbnail for article : New Police Speed Safety Camera Motorcycle
A new safety camera motorcycle which can be used across the country is being launched by The Scottish Safety Camera Programme.  The motorcycle will supplement and enhance the mobile fleets as its compact nature will allow it to attend at locations previously unavailable to the current fleet of camera vans.  
Leader welcomes delay in closure of Inverness Police Control Room
The Leader of the Council has welcomed the announcement by Police Scotland of their plan to delay the closure of the Inverness Control Room and transfer of command and control to Dundee until June 2017.   Leader of The Highland Council, Cllr Margaret Davidson said: "The HMICS (Her Majesty's Inspector of Constabularies Scotland) Report set the bar high for standards of assurance and we need to have a guarantee that all these standards have been met before any changes can take place.  
MEET THE BUYER - JOINERY AND LOCKSMITH SERVICES
Thursday, 1st September 2016, Drop in between 1pm - 4.30pm Thurso Police Office, Olrig Street, Thurso, Caithness KW14 7JA Police Scotland are carrying out Preliminary Supplier Engagements, "Meet the Buyer" Events, across a few geographical areas in Scotland as part of their research into deciding the best way forward for their new upcoming tender for joinery and locksmith services in relation to boarding up premises in the Highlands and Islands.  They would like to invite any suppliers that are interested in participating, to come along to the above venue for an informal drop in session.  
25/3/2016
Highland Council congratulates Divisional Commander on his retirementThumbnail for article : Highland Council congratulates Divisional Commander on his retirement
The Highland Council has congratulated Divisional Commander of the Highlands and Islands, Julian Innes on his retiral and thanked him for his service at his last Committee meeting on 23 March 2016.   Chair of the Communities and Partnerships Committee, Cllr Hamish Fraser said: Chief Superintendent Innes has made a huge contribution to the safety of our communities.  
Police to hold a candidate briefing session in Wick
Police Scotland are holding a Candidate Briefing Session on Saturday 16th January 2016 at Wick Police Station, Bankhead Road, Wick.   Candidate Briefing Sessions are aimed at those who are interested in joining Police Scotland as a Regular or Special Constable.  
Operation Monarda update - campaign against bogus callers and associated doorstep crime
As part of Operation Monarda, Police Scotland's campaign against Bogus Callers and associated Doorstep Crime, officers from Police Scotland, VOSA, SEPA and Highland Council Trading Standards, carried out a high visibility operations in both Inverness and Brora last week.   Operation Monarda aims to raise awareness of bogus callers, rogue traders and associated doorstep crime by providing advice and information on how householders can protect themselves from such crimes.  
Police Scotland Highland and Islands Division launches Operation Monarda - tackling doorstep crime
Police Scotland Highland and Islands Division today renewed its commitment to eradicating the scourge of doorstep crime and bogus callers.   Operation Monarda drives home the message: "If In Doubt, Keep Them Out".  

[Printer Friendly Version]