Divisional Commanders Message
Planning has begun for another busy schedule of events this year. Our planning department is already looking ahead to a number of high profile sporting fixtures and Royal Visits, alongside Armed Forces Day, and the State Opening of Parliament.
The Police Board has approved our budget for the upcoming year and it is positive news that our officer numbers are being maintained, ensuring we can fulfil our commitment to a consistently high level of service and response across Edinburgh.
In August 2010 Lothian and Borders Police launched a ‘public perception’ survey to find out the views from local communities on policing and community safety.
The results of this survey are now being analysed and will be available down to Ward level in Edinburgh, allowing us to shape our policing efforts within the capital’s communities in the coming months and years. Our Safer Neighbourhood Teams are committed to establishing the priorities of local people and continually working to address concerns and shape our policing activity.
A full version of the survey is due to be published on our Force website in the coming weeks.
Chief Superintendent Gill Imery, 'A' Divisional Commander.
Housebreaking - Don’t Become A Victim
Before leaving your home make sure all windows are properly secured and importantly any window locks fitted are used. Good window locks prevent the window frame from being opened and require the housebreaker to remove all window glass before they would consider climbing through for fear of cutting themselves. Almost every housebreaker is a repeat offender whose DNA is held by the Police and the tiniest blood trace left behind will lead us directly to them. As a result most will not consider climbing through a broken window.
Ensure that you don’t leave the window lock key where it can be easily reached by the housebreaker or they will simply reach the key through the broken window and use it to open the window frame to gain access.
Do not leave tilt & turn or hopper windows slightly open, even if locked in position as it is easy to lever them open.