Weekly Roundup - 7th June

Published 07 June 2019

Hello, and welcome to the latest edition of Weekly Roundup, bringing you the best in Scottish policing news from the past seven days.

This week Police Scotland said we are introducing a new way of assessing calls to its 101 and 999 service to improve the way we respond to contact from the public.

Frontline staff and police officers in our service centre and police offices are undergoing specialist training to make an enhanced assessment of threat, risk, harm and vulnerability for everyone who contacts the service.

Assistant Chief Constable John Hawkins said: "Every caller is different and our response should be too. The new approach will ensure we can provide better service to the public by taking more information from the caller so that we can make a more robust assessment of risk, threat and harm and vulnerability."

Also this week in Edinburgh, Police with the Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership have launched a new protocol locally to help officers in searching for missing people with dementia.

Elsewhere in Scotland, a man was charged in relation to alleged indecent assault on bus, cannabis worth £18k  was recovered in Orkney, a man was charged with vehicle thefts in Aberdeen, and Ryan Brandie was convicted of the murder of Gary Gallogley in Inverness following a trial at the High Court in Glasgow.

For the week ahead, we have launched a week-long national campaign to raise awareness of vulnerable road users. Motorists are being urged to look out for pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists, who are particularly vulnerable to traffic collisions.

That's it for this week, folks. Stay safe, have a great weekend, and we'll see you again next Friday.

Contact Details

Call 101 for non-emergencies and general enquiries, in an emergency call 999. If you have information about a crime you can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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