DCC Rose Fitzpatrick added that senior officers will also be able to draft in extra help from across the country.
She said: “Edinburgh is a capital city with a large number of visitors, significant public events, a royal presence, and a seat of government. The local policing plan will reflect that and the assets needed will continue.”
DCC Fitzpatrick said that a loss of police staff during the transition to a single force could see officers drafted in on a “temporary basis” to fill backroom roles.
DCC Fitzpatrick served in a number of deputy assistant commissioner posts in the Metropolitan Police before landing one of the four deputy chief jobs in Scotland.