Operation Tusker will combat Spring and Summer crimes

Police aim to reduce anti-social behaviour through Operation Tusker 2015
Police aim to reduce anti-social behaviour through Operation Tusker 2015

Police in Fife are launching an operation to tackle Spring and Summer crimes.

Officers have become aware of an increase in recorded crime during this period and are running an initiative - called Operation Tusker 2015 - to combat the problem.

The move follows the success of Operation Tusker 2014 which helped contribute to a reduction in recorded crime of 13.8 per cent, compared to 2013.

This was achieved through targeting resources at key areas where there had been a rise in crimes such as disorder, consumption of alcohol in public, street drinking complaints, minor assault and domestic incidents.

Operation Tusker 2015 aims to improve on last year’s initiative and hopes to: reduce violent crime including alcohol-related violence, reduce incidents of disorder, increase detection of violent crime offenders, including those who commit domestic abuse and hate crime, reduce anti-social behaviour, carry out robust inspections and manage licensed premises.

Superintendent Douglas Milton said: “Operation Tusker will see an increase in the number of local patrols, including strict enforcement of licensed premises, bail conditions and those sought on court warrants. Key areas have been identified through analysis of crime trends and based on information provided by members of the public.

“Officers will be providing updates and messages via their divisional and local Twitter pages.

“We would request that any member of the public with information or who are worried about issues in their community to get in touch with their local community officers.”

Anyone who wishes to report a crime can contact Police Scotland on 101 or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.