Orkney Islands Council
Working together for a better Orkney

Police and Fire Sub Committee

The Scottish Parliament has approved the establishment of a single Police Service and a single Fire and Rescue Service for Scotland to come into operation on 1 April 2013. A local policing officer and a local senior fire officer will be designated for each local authority area, who will work with the local authority and other partners in determining priorities and objectives for their respective services. A local plan for each local authority area will be agreed between the relevant local officer and the local authority, setting out priorities, objectives and arrangements for local service delivery.

In April 2012, Orkney Islands Council agreed that a Police and Fire Sub-committee be established to consider the matters relating to the police and fire and rescue services.

Police and Fire Sub-committee Members

  • Chair: Andrew Drever.
  • Vice Chair: Harvey Johnston.


  • Councillor A G Clouston.
  • Councillor Rob Crichton.
  • Councillor Leslie Manson.
  • Councillor Gwenda Shearer.
  • Councillor Graham Sinclair.

Details of meetings can be accessed by year through the links in this section.