Ross Thom­son

Wishaw Press - - FRONT PAGE -

The coun­cil’s team is be­ing as­sisted by Po­lice Scot­land’s Com­mu­nity Polic­ing ser­vice which has been re­mod­elled and is now known as Prob­lem Solv­ing teams.

This in­volves ded­i­cated teams work­ing across day and night shifts to en­sure im­proved con­sis­tency with the same of­fi­cers pro­vid­ing th­ese du­ties.

Inspector Alis­tair An­der­son, from Wishaw Po­lice Of­fice, added:“Tack­ling an­ti­so­cial be­hav­iour across our com­mu­ni­ties con­tin­ues to be a pri­or­ity for Po­lice Scot­land and this can only be achieved through strong part­ner­ship work­ing.

“The suc­cess of this ini­tia­tive in re­duc­ing com­plaints, dis­or­der and other as­so­ci­ated is­sues can­not be un­der­stated.

“And I be­lieve our com­mu­ni­ties are reap­ing the ben­e­fits of our close work­ing re­la­tion­ship.

“The newly-cre­ated Lo­cal Prob­lem Solv­ing Teams are specif­i­cally tasked to iden­tify and tackle emerg­ing prob­lems be­fore they es­ca­late into sig­nif­i­cant is­sues.

“I am con­fi­dent that, by work­ing in part­ner­ship with the An­ti­so­cial Re­sponse Of­fi­cers, this ini­tia­tive will con­tinue to de­liver first class re­sults across North La­nark­shire.”

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