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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-10357: Liam Kerr (North East Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 17 July 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how often police officers relied on hand-held radios to make so-called assistance shouts in the last year, and how many times this method of communication was required following the recent IT failure at the Dundee Police Scotland control room.

Answered by: Michael Matheson 9 August 2017

The delivery of Police Scotland’s contact, command and control function is an operational matter for the Chief Constable with oversight from the Scottish Police Authority.