Police set out priorities for year ahead in local area

New police commander for Lothians and Borders, Jeanette McDiarmid

New police commander for Lothians and Borders, Jeanette McDiarmid

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Issues relating to groups of youths causing disturbances, underage drinking and speeding are set to be targeted by police in Selkirkshire.

A local policing plan has been produced for the Borders by Police Scotland, which has identified those matters of most concern to residents in the 11 council ward areas.

As well as the overarching blueprint for the whole sBorders, there will be ward plans, setting out priorities and objectives. Although developed in a short time frame, the regional plan has been produced following engagement with local communities, although greater consultation is expected on future plans.

Chief Supt Jeanette McDiarmid said: “Officers will focus on these identified priorities in order to reduce crime whilst robustly pursuing those responsible for committing such crimes.”