Fife Division is the area covered by Fife Council and is made up of the three area commands above.
The priorities for your area are decided by data from our strategic assessment which details threats and risks, and also from feedback from local authorities, partners, and residents in the Your Police survey.
- Protecting vulnerable people
- Tackling crime in the digital age
- Working with communities
- Support for operational policing.
You can read more information about how these priorities are decided and how officers work with local councils and partners to improve your community and address these issues in the Fife Local Policing Plan.
For regular crime prevention advice and updates on what’s happening across the Division, you can follow Fife Police Division on Facebook and Twitter.
The Divisional Commander is Chief Superintendent Derek McEwan, who is responsible for all policing in Fife division and its area commands.
The Herbert Protocol
Protecting vulnerable people from harm is a priority for the Division. The Herbert Protocol is here to give families and care givers some reassurance and help keep those they care for safe. This is a new initative to Fife and is a system that provides the Police with everything they would need to know to search for a vulnerable person in the event they went missing.
It’s a form that is kept at home containing important information regarding known routines, habits as well as descriptions of your friend/relative and details of their and others involved with their care. It can be handed to Police so that you do not have to worry about gathering the information during what can be a very stressful time.
Herbert Protocol form.
Community Speedwatch is a voluntary scheme driven by members of the community, and is supported by Police Scotland (Fife Division) and Fife Community Safety Partnership. Essentially, it is a high visibility deterrent which strives to encourage motorists to reduce their speed, thus improving the safety and quality of lives of the local community.
Community Speedwatch is about speed monitoring rather than enforcement. It involves approved volunteers, in high visibility clothing, recording details of vehicles travelling above the speed limit at pre-approved sites. The volunteers use equipment approved by the home office and they are trained to operate the devices in accordance with manufacturer’s guidelines. The records generated are forwarded to Police Scotland who write to the registered keepers advising them of their speed and reminding them to obey the speed limits in built up areas.
Fife Division is committed to improving road safety throughout the Kingdom. Cyclists have been identified as being a particularly vulnerable group. Close Pass looks at educating drivers of motor vehicles about the safest distance to overtake cyclists who are also using the roads. This has been successful and a number of social media and local campaigns have been run to highlight this.
Sustrans is a charity is based in Edinburgh that provides practical safety advice for cyclists. More information is available by clicking on the following links:
- Sustrans - Links to bike maintenance, road safety for cyclists, commuting tips and how to choose the right bike.
- Sustrans Commuter Information - This provides good examples of how to get people to safely change their commuting behaviour.
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