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Police in Highlands and Islands to host Facebook chat on local policing matters

5th February 2014

Police Scotland Highland and Islands Division will be hosting a Facebook chat with Chief Superintendent Julian Innes on the local policing plan to discuss the policing priorities of local communities in the area this week.

The interactive chat event will take place on Thursday 06 February 2014.
Between 18:00 and 20:00 hours on the Divisional Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/northern.constabulary.

There are over 353 individual policing plans drawn up for each of Scotland's local council wards, with each individual plan setting out the local policing priorities and objectives demonstrating our commitment to local policing within the national planning framework and enabling us to respond effectively to the concerns of local communities as well as meet and tackle nationwide demands.

Chief Superintendent Julian Innes said: "It is important that people have an opportunity to shape and influence the policing plans and this online forum will allow us to hear directly from people living in the Highlands and Islands. We want to know the views of our local communties on the service we provide, and what they think our local policing priorities should be.

"The Highlands and Islands are an extremely diverse area with a varied range of policing needs, be that the urban requirements of areas such as Inverness or Fort William, to that the of more remote locations such as Rhiconich or Ollaberry. All are equally important and challenging."

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