Borders MP Michael Moore to meet police chief over opening hours review

New police commander for Lothians and Borders, Jeanette McDiarmid
New police commander for Lothians and Borders, Jeanette McDiarmid

Borders MP Michael Moore is to meet with Borders Police Commander Chief Superintendent Jeanette MacDiarmid ahead of a review of stations in Scotland.

The Police Scotland consultation will look at the opening hours of public desks, with many fearing a reduction, and even station closures, as the single force faces an increasingly challenging financial climate.

Mr Moore said: “Access to local police stations is very important for people here in the Borders so I am very concerned that this review could see opening times reduced and even office closures in the area.

“I am meeting with our local police divisional commander very soon and I will be urging her to ensure that Borderers do not see a reduced service at local police offices as a result of this review.”