21st February 2020
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WATCH: police chief in flying visit to isles

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The chief constable of Scotland, Phil Gormley, made a “much delayed” visit to Shetland today to focus on issues of “localism and diversity”.

It is part of the development of the national police force’s Policing 2026 strategy and an “opportune moment to get out and visit one of the most remote policed communities in Scotland”, according to Mr Gormley.

He said that police in Shetland and their local partners were working to deliver what appeared to be a “very good service” within the isles.
Police Scotland is encouraging as many people to get involved in the conversation over the future of policing and you can do that by visiting the link Policing 2026 consultation.

There will be a more extensive report in Friday’s Shetland Times.

About Peter Johnson

Reporter for The Shetland Times. I have also worked as an employed and freelance reporter and editor for a variety of print and broadcast media outlets and as as a freelance photographer and film maker/cameraman. In addition to journalism, I have experience in construction, oil analysis, aquaculture, fisheries, the health service and oral history.

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