Letter Re­open head in po­lice here base pls

Rutherglen Reformer - - Reformer view -

Wing 2 It is ob­vi­ously good news that Po­lice Scot­land has de­cided to keep Cam­bus­lang Po­lice Sta­tion open.

But one won­ders if there is re­ally any point.

After all, the fa­cil­ity is closed to the pub­lic and is, we are told, used only spar­ingly by de­tec­tives.

The Re­former has run sev­eral sto­ries about a new polic­ing model in Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang and it seems to be aimed to­ward a more com­mu­nity-fo­cused force.

But that is com­pletely un­der­mined by the fact that large sec­tions of the com­mu­nity no longer have fa­cil­i­ties they can sim­ply walk in to if they want to speak to an of­fi­cer.

If Po­lice Scot­land are se­ri­ous about com­mu­nity polic­ing they could start by re­open­ing the Cam­bus­lang sta­tion to the pub­lic. Anne McLaugh­lin Ruther­glen

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