North Queensferry Community Council Meeting
Thursday 13th September 2018
LOCAL POLICING PLAN 2017 - 2020
The plan outlines our Policing Priorities over the next three years and details how we will deliver them with a view to “Keeping the Kingdom Safe”. The plan looks to deliver on what you, the people of Fife, have told us you want us to focus on. On this basis, we have developed five Local Policing Priorities, which are:
- OPERATION PREVAIL: Anti-Social Behaviour
- OPERATION PROSPECT: Substance Misuse
- OPERATION PRINCIPLE: Acquisitive Crime
- OPERATION PATH: Violent Crime
- OPERATION PARAMOUNT: Road Safety
In addition to these priorities and operations, we cannot lose sight of other national issues and priorities. These include a focus on Serious and Organised Crime, our on-going response to the threat from Terrorism in Scotland and protecting those in our community who are at risk of harm particularly as they travel from place to place and/or attend events. To this end, our Fife Operations Planning Team work closely with Fife Council, event organisers and other emergency services to ensure events in Fife are safe and enjoyable.
The full Policing Plan can be found at
CALLS AND CRIMES REPORTED
Between the 9th of August and the 13th of September 2018, a total of 24 calls were recorded by Police Scotland in relation to the North Queensferry area (10 in last period). Calls to the Forth Bridges have been excluded as requested.
During the same period, 2 crimes were recorded for the area (1 in last period). One person has been charged for an assault to injury and another has been charged for a theft by housebreaking.
INCIDENTS OF NOTE
About 1.10am on the 23rd of August 2018, a male forced entry to Wright’s Licensed Grocers on Brock Street by smashing one of the shop windows. He has then proceeded to steal a sum of money and cigarettes from within.
The male was later identified from CCTV footage, arrested and charged accordingly.
PUBLIC CONSULTATION SURVEY
We have been asked to promote the “Your View Counts” survey as much as possible over the next few weeks. The survey helps us to identify local Policing priorities and should only take a few minutes to complete. The survey can be found at:
We are still looking for volunteers to assist with the Community Speedwatch initiative, where residents can help to reduce speed in their local area.
If anyone would like to take part in the initiative then please pass your contact details on to the Community Council, who can then pass them on to Community Officers.
Community Officers and Crime Prevention Officers will be at Dobbies in Dalgety Bay between 11am and 1pm on Friday the 21st of September. This is an informal drop-in where members of the community can come along and speak to Police about any local concerns or issues.
Crimes/incidents should continue to be reported as soon as possible on 101 (or 999 in an emergency).
Advice on ATM safety will also be provided with the use of a dummy cash machine. This helps to identify potential card skimming devices and cameras on ATMs.
Police in Fife are asking local communities to donate hand-made Trauma Teddies.
This appeal is a partnership project between Police Scotland and Scotland’s national children’s charity, “Children 1st”. Officers will be able to provide knitted teddies at incidents involving young victims or witnesses.
Trauma Teddies will be given to young people as a simple distraction to help take their focus away from potentially upsetting circumstances. This should help Police Officers to build a relationship and ultimately turn the experience from something negative into something positive.
Trauma Teddies may be provided for comfort when a young person has witnessed a road traffic accident, witnessed a criminal offence, become lost or any other incident deemed appropriate.
Details can be found at https://www.children1st.org.uk/what-we-do/news/bear-withthe-trauma-teddy-knitting-pattern-is-here/.
Inspector Stephen Kay
Sergeant Kenny Bow
PC Richard Duncan
PC James Bell
*(not staffed 24/7 and not for reporting crime)
Crimes/incidents should be reported by telephone, as soon as possible, on the following numbers:
PC Richard Duncan and PC Jim Bell are the Community Officers for Dalgety Bay, Hillend, Aberdour, Inverkeithing and North Queensferry.
The public counter at Dalgety Bay Police Station is usually open Monday to Friday, between 9am and 5pm (closed between 12.30pm and 1.30pm). Unfortunately, this can sometimes change at short notice.
Incidents can be reported anonymously to the charity “Crime Stoppers” by dialling 0800 555 111.
All notable crimes/incidents are publicised via Twitter, Facebook and the Police Scotland website.
Website: www.scotland.police.uk *
Twitter: @policescotland *
Local Twitter: @SWFifePolice *
Facebook: www.facebook.com/policescotland *
*(not monitored 24/7 and not for reporting crime)