Po­lice ap­peal for vig­i­lance over school hol­i­days

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

Ruther­glen Po­lice are ask­ing lo­cal res­i­dents to be vig­i­lante to keep va­cant school grounds safe this sum­mer.

The school hol­i­days have started and sec­ondary and pri­mary schools in the area will be prac­ti­cally empty over the sum­mer months.

At this time of the year, the com­mu­nity polic­ing team at Ruther­glen make an ex­tra ef­fort to en­sure that the schools re­main safe and se­cure.

The polic­ing team would ask that lo­cal res­i­dents also as­sist in en­sur­ing school build­ings and grounds re­main se­cure, by be­ing vig­i­lant and re­port­ing any­thing sus­pi­cious.

PC Richard Sam­son, Safer Com­mu­ni­ties Depart­ment of Ruther­glen Po­lice of­fice, said: “Schools are an im­por­tant part of the com­mu­nity and we all share re­spon­si­bil­ity for help­ing pre­vent any van­dal­ism or thefts over the sum­mer.

“Th rough­out the sum­mer, of­fi­cers will be out on foot and cy­cle pa­trol and car­ry­ing out ad­di­tional pa­trols around the lo­cal schools.”

A spokesper­son for South La­nark­shire Coun­cil added: “The coun­cil works in part­ner­ship with Po­lice Scot­land to help en­sure our school prop­er­ties are pro­tected.

“Our schools are seen as com­mu­nity as­sets and we want to en­sure that they are van­dal­ism free.”

Please con­tact po­lice on the non emer­gency 101 num­ber or 999 if you see any­thing sus­pi­cious around any schools. By work­ing to­gether we can help pre­vent crime and keep our schools safe this sum­mer.

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