Doors close to Glenrothes police control room

Police Scotland
Police Scotland

From this week all 999 and non-emergency calls to police from Fife will be answered in the new command centre for east Scotland at Bilston Glen.

The move follows a consultation which saw staff in Glenrothes being given the choice of moving to the new centre or elsewhere within the organisation.

At last Thursday’s meeting of the Fife Council safer communities committee it was revealed only nine of the 89 staff affected by the closure of Police Scotland’s service centre and control room in Fife are to transfer to Edinburgh.

A total of 66 have taken voluntary redundancy or early retirement and only a handful will move to the city. Another seven will take up equivalent posts in Dundee and 14 are to be redeployed within the Kingdom.

Around 100 people work in Fife’s service centre and control room and following the changes, 12 service centre administrator posts will stay in Fife.

Chief Superintendent Craig Naylor said: “I would like to thank all the Glenrothes area control room and service centre staff for their hard work over the years, particularly during the period of uncertainty following the decision to close the facility.

‘‘Some of the controllers and service centre advisors from Glenrothes have transferred to Bilston Glen, with others moving to Dundee. Their skills and knowledge will be an asset to the organisation.”