Police Scotland announce priorities for the year


Police Scotland today, Wednesday 1 April 2015, unveiled the Annual Police Plan outlining their priorities for the year.

Police Scotland’s third Annual Police Plan sets out the policing priorities that will be delivered across all Scotland’s communities and complements the 32 local authority policing plans and many local community policing plans that outline the policing focus in the 12 months ahead.

The policing priorities are:

  • Violence, Disorder and Anti-social behaviour.
  • Road Safety and Road Crime.
  • Protecting People at Risk of Harm.
  • Serious Organised Crime.
  • Counter Terrorism.

Chief Constable Sir Stephen House said:

Our continuing focus is on keeping people safe. Our most recent public consultation listened to the views from more than 40,000 people across Scotland. By consulting with local communities and assessing all the evidence and intelligence available to us, we are able to set out the policing priorities for the year ahead.

Our annual plan is very much informed by what communities tell us matter to them where they live whether that’s tackling violent crime or road safety, however we must also tackle issues such as serious organised crime and the continued threat from terrorism to ensure that as a policing service we are focusing on activities that prevent crime and keep our communities safe.

As the nature of crime changes, we must also adapt to ensure we address the threats and risks. Protecting those at risk from harm, particularly the most vulnerable in our society, remains a priority and we will continue to work with partners to tackle sexual crime and the sexual abuse and exploitation of children.

To find out more visit the Annual Police Plan 2015-16.

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