Perth & Kinross Community Watch
Perth and Kinross Community Watch aims to improve communications between the local community, police and other Community Safety Partnership agencies working in the area.
The scheme operates across Carse of Gowrie, Strathmore, Blairgowrie, Glens, Strathtay, Strathearn, Strathallan, Kinross-shire, Almond & Earn and Highland Perthshire to support local residents, businesses and farms.
You can sign up to receive alerts according to your interests here and you will also receive local Police Commander bulletins.
Perth & Kinross Community Watch is linked to both the Neighbourhood Watch Scotland and Rural Watch Scotland initiatives - if you would like further information, take a look at their respective websites using the links below.
Police Scotland’s purpose is to improve the safety and wellbeing of people, places and communities in Scotland, focusing on Keeping People Safe.
Effective policing isn’t just about enforcement. It’s about working in and with our communities to identify and solve problems.
Local priority objectives until 2023 include:
Engage with the public and communities to reduce and prevent crime
Reduce crime through preventing offending and reducing re-offending
Reduce casualties and crime on our roads
Support people considered vulnerable through working with partner agencies
Reduce the harm caused by serious organised crime including cyber related crime
In relation to terrorism and extremism – Prevent, Pursue, Protect and Prepare through collaborative preparedness
Reduce harm caused to certain birds, animals and plants including their habitats
Non-emergency telephone number – 101
Crimestoppers – 0800 555111
Emergency telephone number – 999
Other communication methods include the ‘Ask Police Scotland’ app and the Contact Us online form. Further details can be found on the Police Scotland website
Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service in the North of Scotland is home to some of the UK's most remote areas, as well as the bustling cities of Aberdeen, Dundee, Inverness and Perth.
Your three closest fire stations are located in Alyth, Coupar Angus and Blairgowrie and full contact details can be found here.
Please note these stations only operate part-time/respond with retained fire officers and you will not always receive an answer/immediate response when telephoning.
You can telephone 0800 0731 999 to arrange a Home Fire Safety Visit or you can text the word FIRE to 80800 and you will be contacted directly.
You can also contact the Local Authority Liaison Officer for Perth & Kinross by telephoning 01738 452125.
Always call 999 in an emergency.
Tayside Mountain Rescue Team is on call 24/7, 365 days a year to help out if you end up in an unexpected crisis while enjoying Tayside’s countryside.
They work alongside the professional rescue services to support local communities if the unexpected happens.
In an emergency dial 999 or 112 and ask for Police, then Mountain Rescue.
Photo Credit: Tayside Mountain Rescue Team
The aim of Ready Scotland is to make Scotland more resilient to emergencies, helping you to prepare for and deal with emergencies. Topics covered include:
Loss of utilities
Find out what help and advice is available to you at www.ready.scot