Police appeal for vigilance over school holidays
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.