Police online poll for public

(adapted from a post on Tower Wharf Residents’ Association’s website)

Police Scotland is inviting people to tell them what they want from local policing via a new online survey.  The survey, which takes 15 minutes to complete, follows feedback from communities who want better opportunities to have their say.

Chief Constable Phil Gormley said, ‘Police Scotland wants to gather and understand views which reflect the needs of communities.’

The year-long survey went live yesterday at www.scotland.police.uk/yourviewcounts.

Go take, take 15 minutes and tell them what you think!

Message from DCC Iain Livingston

(adapted from an email from Police Scotland)

Following on from the message you may have received yesterday from Edinburgh Divisional Commander Mark Williams regarding the tragic events in Paris please find see an additional national message from Deputy Chief Constable Iain Livingston QPM.

We invite you to feed in any concerns in relation to increased tensions or concerns within your communities which may arise as a result of this incident.

Should you wish a visit in person from Police Scotland to discuss any issues or concerns please contact Police Scotland at your earliest convenience to arrange suitable time.

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Edinburgh’s Antisocial Behaviour Strategy for 2016

(Adapted from a post on Leith Links CC’s website)

The Edinburgh Community Safety Partnership, on behalf of its partners and stakeholders including the City of Edinburgh Council and Police Scotland, are looking to consult with residents and visitors of Edinburgh about their experience and opinions of antisocial behaviour in Edinburgh.

They want to know how antisocial behaviour affects you, what you think they should be doing about it and how you think they should be dealing with it over the next three years.

Your feedback will help shape their approach to tackling antisocial behaviour and will inform Edinburgh’s Antisocial Behaviour Strategy for 2016-19.

Please visit Edinburgh Council’s consultation hub to contribute.

Watch out – there’s a car-thief about

Housebreakers in Edinburgh often aren’t after the valuables in your home now. Instead they want your car keys so they can joyride your car – and then set it on fire. Advice from Police Scotland is to not store your keys visibly near your front door. Instead, keep them out of sight so that house-breakers can’t make off with car.

(with thanks to Sgt Nick Davies of Leith Police Station)