COMMUNITY SAFETY

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. 

 

Neighbourhood Watch Scotland

Rural Watch Scotland

Police Scotland

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

 

Telephone Numbers

  • 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

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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.

Mountain Rescue

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

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Ready Scotland

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:

 

  • Severe weather

  • Travel disruption

  • Terrorism

  • Cyber incident

  • Loss of utilities

 

Find out what help and advice is available to you at www.ready.scot