Questions asked about crime scene response times

Unfortunately, there’s been a spate of house burglaries or break-ins in the South Lochaber area in the past few weeks. Whilst local police officers have attended quickly, residents expressed concern about a delay in getting forensic officers to examine the crime scene. Upon investigating, Fort William based Inspector Donald Campbell explained to me that since…

Top cop gets policing grilling

The police commander, Chief Inspector Colin Gough, responsible for local policing in Lochaber faced questions from councillors at the area committee this week. My concerns about police numbers in the area, the failing of the non-emergency 101 number and the frequent closure of the counter at Fort William police station have all been previously reported.…

UPDATE: Police Chairman responds to councillors concerns

UPDATE: The Chief Constable of Police Scotland, Sir Stephen House, has now responded to the Highland Council following the motion that was passed at our last meeting. You can read the response in full here. The debate about the permanent carrying of weapons by police officers in the Highlands continues. Following the decision by Highland…