- 2015 Police & Justice Service Group Conference
- 15 June 2015
Conference notes that over the last few years it has been evident that the Police Service of Scotland is reducing public services through the closure and centralisation of localised contact, command, control centres, the custody estate and the implementation of a centralised computer system (i6).
This has resulted in the collapse of contact, command and control and the custody estate. As a consequence staff are faced with having to deal with an increase in workload which is having a detrimental affect on their physical and mental wellbeing with a rise in members contacting UNISON for advice.
This ethos of centralisation is having reverberations not just on the most vulnerable members of society but on partnership agencies who require to access the Police on a regular basis but feel that the Police are becoming ever increasingly an ‘arms length’ organisation.
Conference asks the Service Group Executive to write to the Scottish Police Authority to ensure that the best value principle enshrined within the Police & Fire Reform Act (2012) is not undermined by the centralisation agenda.