Police set out plan to help reduce crime in the area

Police Scotland have set out a Brechin and Edzell multi-member plan for 2013 that details a number of actions that have been carried out over the past months and will be carried out in the coming months to tackle a number of priorities that the local community have highlighted as areas of concern.

In Brechin and Edzell four policing priorities have been identified. They are: anti-social behaviour, speeding and anti-social driving, drug misuse and dealing, and rural crime.

In the document, which can be viewed on Police Scotland’s website www.scotland.police.uk/your-community/tayside/angus/brechin-and-edzell, it is stated that community officers have carried out enquiries regarding antisocial behaviour, listened to concerns and identified sustainable solutions.

This information has then been shared and work in conjunction with partner agencies has taken place to solve antisocial behaviour.

Some of the other actions that have been carried out by local officers include tackling anti-social driving and speeding by carrying out dedicated patrols in known hotspots within residential and rural locations resulting in a number of people being warned about their manner of driving, issued with conditional offer fixed penalty tickets or being deal with under antisocial driving legislation.

They have also disrupted the supply of controlled drugs and carried out ‘After Dark’ and Smartwater initiatives to try to prevent rural crime.

Local police will now continue to carry out high visibility proactive foot, cycle and mobile patrols in identified areas in order to tackle local issues.

To continue to reduce the fear of crime and increase feelings of safety local officers will continue to build upon relationship with the local community.

Dedicated patrols will target residential or rural locations where speeding or driving antisocially is a problem to heighten awareness and improve driver and pedestrian behaviour.

If you have any concerns or issues you wish to discuss contact your local community policing team.

Officers will also continue to develop and gather information about drug dealers, to disrupt and detect offenders, and ask that members of the public continue to report their suspicions of such activity to the police or Crimestoppers.

Information will be shared with Angus Council, housing associations and social landlords in an effort to effectively target drug dealers.

Police officers will continue to consult with the local community, elected members of council and other partners to gain information about how you believe crime affects your community and how you effectively you feel local officers deal with issues which concern you the most.

If you have a concern that does not need urgent attention telephone the Police on their non-emergency number 101.

If you have an emergency that requires urgent police attention contact 999.

You can also contact community officers using the group e-mail address BrechinEdzellCPT@scotland.pnn.police.uk.