Police memorial service

A special service has been held to mark the end of Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary. The force is being amalgamated into one police service for the whole of Scotland at the start of April.

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Chief Constable's view on single force

Patrick Shearer, the Chief Constable of Dumfries and Galloway Police, spoke at a special service this morning marking the end of the constabulary. In April it will merge with the other forces in Scotland to create a single police service.

Despite some concerns, the Chief Constable said he remains confident about the level of service that can be provided, and said it was importnat to mark the end of local policing as it currently is.

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