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
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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.”