Date lodged: 9 November 2016
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5T-00181 by Michael Matheson on 8 November 2016 (Official Report, c. 3), what action it is taking to ensure that the Police Scotland review of its estate will take account of any concerns raised by communities about the impact of the closure of stations on public safety.
Answered by: Michael Matheson 16 November 2016
Governance of the Police Service of Scotland is a matter for the Scottish Police Authority, as established in the Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012. Changes to the police estate require the approval of the SPA. The SPA have made clear that proposed changes will take account of responses to local engagement and consultation activity.