Dunfermline police to set out on community safety meetings

Police in Dunfermline are taking community safety messages to the community this year with a series of information stands across the town.

Each day will feature a different theme and people are invited to take time out to come along and see what is on offer. Community Officers from all areas of Dunfermline will be on hand throughout the week at the Kingsgate Shopping Centre, Dobbies Garden Centre and Asda to engage with local people and promote local Community Engagement Meetings.

The Community Safety Officer will also be present to offer practical advice on a wide range of security and personal safety issues.

Neil Mackie, Kingsgate Shopping Centre manager, said: “We are very pleased to host this year’s Christmas Community Safety event and hope that shoppers will take advantage of the advice and services on offer. This will be an extremely busy time in the centre and shoppers must be on their guard for criminals who are active at this time of the year. By taking this proactive approach we hope to raise public awareness and help them to have a safe and pleasant shopping experience in the Kingsgate.”

Dunfermline Community Safety Officer, Fraser Laird, said: “Christmas is traditionally a time when people can overlook security and become complacent. This provides an ideal environment for the opportunist criminal and much of the advice we will provide will enable the public to reduce the chance of them falling victim to crime.”

Councillor Joe Rosiejak, chair of City of Dunfermline area committee, added: “Dunfermline town centre is a very safe place to go shopping, I welcome this initiative and I am sure that it will complement the good work already being done in the town centre by the police.”

Community Offices will be available at the following venues:

* Monday 12th December – Asda Halbeath

* Tuesday 13th December – Tesco’s Duloch/Dobbies Garden Centre

* Wednesday 14th December - Kingsgate

* Thursday 15th December - Kingsgate

* Friday 16th December – Kingsgate

Visit www.fife.police.uk for details of future meetings.