Advice and Information
Welcome to the Advice and Information section of the Police Scotland website. Here you'll find information to help keep you, your family and friends safe.
This new Scottish Government legislation was implemented on 17 December 2021. Watch the simple animation produced by ScotGov, to find out more.
This section features advice for businesses, including security tips, crime advice and safety information for private hire taxis.
A section with information about child abuse, how to report it, advice for perpetrators, identifying the signs and real life examples.
Find out more in this section how to spot and report suspicious behaviour, what you should do in the event of a weapons attack and information about Project Servator.
A section with information about domestic abuse, how to report if you or someone you you know is a victim, support you can receive and a message to perpetrators.
Information about drugs, staying safe, penalties for drug offences and New Psychoactive Substances.
Information on hate crimes and hate incidents. What you can do if you, or someone you know, is a victim.
Information for people planning on climbing, walking and exploring Scotland's wilderness.
Information about human trafficking, how to spot the signs and report it.
The internet safety section features advice on a range of different online topics including romance fraud, sextortion, social media, internet dating, cybercrime, online shopping and keeping safe online.
Information about the Keep Safe scheme which works with businesses and community buildings to create a network of safe places for the vulnerable and scared.
Information to help you safe at festivals, football matches and other major events.
Information about rape and sexual crime including how to report and what help is available.
Information relating to road safety, including winter road safety advice, how to protect your bike/car and information for new drivers.
Information about keeping safe on a night out, meeting new people and not becoming a victim a crime.
In this section you will find information on different types of fraud. You will find advice on how you can try to avoid becoming a victim.
Information about stalking, advice for victims and how to can report unwanted behaviour.
Police Scotland recognises the importance of informing victims and witnesses of crime about the support available to them, and how to access this support.
Information relating to your home and garden with safety information to protecting your house and garden.
Information about looking after your valuables, mobile phone and luggage.