Policing plans discussed this week

Police Scotland discuss priorities for Fraserburgh and district.
Police Scotland discuss priorities for Fraserburgh and district.

Banff and Buchan councillors will, on Tuesday, discuss policing plans which will affect wards in their constituencies, including Fraserburgh and Troup.

The 10 elected councillors for Banff and Buchan will meet on May 6 at the Fraserburgh Community and Sports Centre for the monthly meeting of the Banff and Buchan Area Committee.

The policing plans, which reflect on priorities given to Police Scotland for each area, discuss ways in which improvements have been made.

“Whilst recorded crime has reduced slightly, you said this (drugs) is still a concern within the Fraserburgh area,” the report, on Fraserburgh and district, states.

The report also suggests that priorities for the area included domestic housebreaking, which has increased across the area, antisocial behaviour in Fraserburgh’s town centre, and road safety/ crime.

In tacking each of these issues, the report suggests that Police Scotland have conducted high visibility foot patrols, executed drug search warrants, and regular speed checks have been carried out in known ‘hot spot’ areas.

The report states that efforts will continue to tackle these priorities in the coming months.

“As part of Operation Rhylestone, we will focus on drug misuse in the town centre licensed premises.

“Officers will use their stop/search powers in an ethical, legal way to detect offenders. Intelligence will be monitored and where this supports action, drug search warrants will be sought,” the report says.