The Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Kenny MacAskill, is visiting Dumfries and Galloway Police station today, before all forces in Scotland amalgamate on 1st April.
Mr MacAskill will meet with Chief Constable Shearer, where he will hear from officers about their recent work on a region-wide drugs operation.
More top news
A writer from Carlisle has won the UK's most prestigious poetry award, the T. S. Eliot Prize.
ITV Border has learnt police officers are being called on "an almost daily basis" to help transfer patients from west Cumbria to Carlisle.
A teenage driver who led police on a high-speed chase through a residential area of Carlisle has been sentenced.