Policing campaign success

A COMMUNITY policing campaign has proved to be of benefit to the public, one year after it was launched across the Force area.

In September 2010, Lothian and Borders Police launched its Community Commitment pledge, which aimed to improve engagement between police and local residents and businesses.

A key priority of the campaign is to encourage the public to identify the issues, which most greatly impact upon their community and bring these to the attention of local officers who can then address the matter.

One example in the Borders saw police engage with residents in Peebles who raised concerns about anti-social driving in the town.

As a result, numerous drivers have been sent letters warning them of their conduct while behind the wheel and the number of complaints about anti-social driving in the area has fallen dramatically.

Chief Superintendent Graham Sinclair, Divisional Commander for the Scottish Borders commented: “Community Commitment encourages the public to identify any areas of concern within their community and bring them to the attention of the police who will take the necessary steps to resolve the matter.

Anyone wishing to find their local policing team should visit the Lothian and Borders Police website by logging on to www.lbp.police.uk.