Early intervention and an exceptional team pays off

Chief Inspector Graeme Kinmond
Chief Inspector Graeme Kinmond
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GOOD communication, solid partnership work and early action against offenders is boosting a continued fall in crime around in Levenmouth.

The area’s leading police officer told its community safety panel’s annual general meeting that various factors were helping to make a difference.

Chief Inspector Graeme Kinmond (pictured) said Levenmouth faced considerable social and economic challenges, with high rates of drug and alcohol misuse, but the partnership working among local officers and other organisations was about the strongest in Fife’s seven policing areas.

CI Kinmond said he had an “exceptional team” – police were engaging with the community, staff had been on successful CID secondments, and various high-visibility police operations were in place.

High detection rates were combining with a reduction in various types of crime, while CI Kinmond added the local force pursued a policy of ‘early intervention’, which involved getting offenders into custody – and court – as quickly as possible.