Have your say on the proposal to close Dalmally and Oban Police Station

Police Scotland Argyll & West Dunbartonshire are looking for your views on proposals to close Dalmally and Oban police stations.

Historically, police officers required to complete reports at police stations, however with advances in digital technology, officers are no longer tied to working from police buildings and they are also not waiting inside for members of the public to walk in requesting assistance. The technology they have invested in enables officers to spend the majority of their time out in communities dealing with calls and helping the public.

Chief Superintendent Lynn Ratcliff said:

“I realise how important access to policing services is to local communities and how a physical police presence can bring reassurance and confidence to communities. If our proposals go ahead, our officers will continue to be active, visible and accessible and the public will receive the same high level of service from officers within their local area.

I understand and I am sensitive to community concerns around changes involving police buildings however our policing service is not defined by our buildings, but by our actions within the communities we serve and work with. I would urge the public and stakeholders to engage with our consultation process and comment and feedback via our engagement hub.

We are absolutely committed to listening to the wider views so we can shape the delivery of policing within Argyll and Bute.”

You can share your views on the Engagement Hub.

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