Get into the beat!

Fife Police'police car'flashing lights
Fife Police'police car'flashing lights

HAVE you ever wondered what it would be like to be in the police? Well now is your chance to find out.

The next Police in the Community Programme is due to begin in January and will run over seven weeks.

Kirkcaldy’s Community Team will deliver the free course and it will be held at Adam Smith College, St. Brycedale Avenue. Kirkcaldy.

The course was delivered by members of Fife Police earlier this year at Adam Smith College’s Glenrothes and Levenmouth campuses and proved a great success.


It is open to anyone aged 16-80 years, and participants have the chance to hear about and experience some of the work Fife Constabulary does, including road policing and surveillance.

Jim McCluskey, Kirkcaldy community inspector, said: “I am delighted that we are able to offer members of the public an opportunity to gain some insight into the daily workings of a modern day police force.

“The Police in the Community Programme was initiated approximately two years ago and has been run in other areas of Fife to great success.

“Past students have indicated that they found the course interesting, informative and an extremely worthwhile experience.

“The course is completely free to the student and is being run by PC Lauren Wilson, a member of the local community team.

“The sole ethos of the programme is to bring policing closer to the community and I have no doubt at all that it will be very well received by those who attend.”

PC Lauren Wilson, of the community team, added: “This course is open to anyone who is interested in the work the police do, whether they are thinking about joining the police or the Special Constabulary, or just want to find out more.

Control centre

“We have a wide range of subjects from road policing, drugs and scenes of crime to work in the control centre, CID and the work of the Family Protection Unit.

“There is a lot of participation so people aren’t just sitting listening, and we are looking forward to hosting

Kirkcaldy’s first course.”

The programme starts on January 10, 2012, from 6.30-8.30 p.m. culminating in a graduation ceremony on February 21.

Application forms are available from Kirkcaldy Police Station, or from PC Wilson at or telephone (01592) 418722, and closing date for applications is December 2.