New posts created in the Highlands to support call handling in Scotland
Fifteen new posts have been created in the Highlands to further enhance the development of call handling services for Police Scotland.
The 15 Resolution Team Assistants will support a specialist team of officers and staff already working in the Resolution Team based at Old Perth Road HQ, Inverness. The team has been in place since last October, providing additional resilience to 101 and 999 services and bringing their enhanced local knowledge and experience of policing urban, remote and island communities to the national Contact Command and Control service.
Members of the public still contact Police Scotland via 999, 101 or at their local police office, however our trained officers and staff - who are the first point of contact - make an enhanced assessment of threat, harm, risk and vulnerability to ensure the matter is correctly prioritised. They can provide advice and resolve suitable enquiries from the public over the telephone, by face-to-face appointment (where appropriate in certain areas) or via video link.
The ability to conduct this enhanced assessment of vulnerability on every call and provide increased resolution options allows us to provide the right response to every caller.
It also provides additional resilience and enables Police Scotland to maximise its resources to ensure frontline policing is protected during the coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic.
Assistant Chief Constable John Hawkins said: “Police Scotland remains absolutely committed to decentralising its workforce and ensuring national resources are distributed around the country. The establishment of the Inverness Resolution Team has been a major investment in services in the North and a significant milestone in the ongoing development of call handling services for Scotland.
“The creation of 15 new posts is a welcome addition to the specialist team already in place, who have been playing a vital role in supporting and protecting members of the public at this challenging time.”
For further information visit - https://www.scotland.police.uk/recruitment/police-staff/current-vacancies/resolution-team-assistant-15-posts/