Police to conduct high visibility patrols on Friday as part of ongoing Campaign Against Violence

Issued by Police Scotland

Police Scotland will be conducting increased high visibility officer patrols across the Highlands and Islands on Friday evening (19 September 2014) as part of Operation Respect and the ongoing national Campaign Against Violence.

The Highlands and Islands are one of the safest places in the UK, with low crime and high detection rates as well as high levels of public confidence in the police.

Chief Inspector Colin Gough who is the senior officer overseeing the operation, said: "Additional dedicated patrols, utilising all available officers, will be focusing on an increased police presence across the Highlands and Islands, tackling issues such as anti social behaviour, alcohol and drugs misuse and associated criminality.

"As part of Police Scotland's ongoing commitment to Operation Respect, we aim to deploy officers to the right place, at the right time to address the issues I have highlighted and provide visibility and reassurance to the public."

Chief Inspector Gough added: "If anyone has any information relating to anti social behaviour, or any criminal activity in their community they should contact police on 101. Information can also be given to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

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15 Sep 2014
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