POLICE Scotland is closing its control room in Inverness and transferring the service south to Dundee.
However, staff will be offered positions at a new national database enquiry unit (NDEU) that will be set up in the city and in Govan.
The control room closure was approved at a meetings yesterday of the Scottish Police Authority.
It had previously been delayed by Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary, who highlighted shortcomings in call handling after police took three days to respond to a fatal crash near Stirling in 2015.
A similar transfer of command and control responsibilities in Aberdeen was completed in early April.
Meanwhile, the database unit will support operational policing by undertaking live time database checks for frontline officers across the country 24 hours a day.
Staff working there will take on the demand for checks currently placed on area control rooms, enabling controllers to concentrate on the management of incidents.