Po­lice merger plans on hold

The Oban Times - - News -

PO­LICE Scot­land has put plans to merge the di­vi­sions cov­er­ing Ar­gyll and Bute and West Dun­bar­ton­shire with In­ver­clyde and Ren­frew­shire on hold for at least a year.

The pro­posal at­tracted wide­spread op­po­si­tion last year from com­mu­ni­ties in ru­ral ar­eas fear­ful that polic­ing is­sues in smaller ar­eas would be over­looked for ur­ban pri­or­i­ties.

The con­sul­ta­tion cen­tred around re­struc­tur­ing lo­cal polic­ing in the K and L di­vi­sions, K cov­er­ing In­ver­clyde and Ren­frew­shire, and L, which is Ar­gyll and Bute and West Dun­bar­ton­shire.

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