Crackdown on violence
A THREE-MONTH national campaign to crack down on summer violence was launched by Police Scotland yesterday (Wednesday June 28).
The Scotland-wide campaign will tackle alcohol-related violence, offensive weapons, disorder and anti- social behaviour and will be delivered by local police divisions which will target hot spots specific to their local violence profile.
Police Scotland aims to reduce public space violence, disorder and anti-social behaviour through effective deployment of resources, prevention techniques, enforcement operations and education and awareness activity. This means divisions will use enhanced intelligence-led policing and predictive analysis tools to identify root causes of disorder at a local level and direct resources to specifically tackle the people involved in those crimes in the right time and place.