Police Scotland Introduce Lone Officer Verification Checks

Police Scotland is immediately introducing a simple officer verification process to provide reassurance to any member of the public who may be concerned about whether or not they are being spoken to by a genuine police officer working alone.

The move follows the understandable public concern surrounding the horrendous murder of Sarah Everard

On duty officers operating on their own will now proactively offer to carry out a verification check for anyone they come across who appears to be concerned for their safety. A member of the public can also request that a verification check be done.
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Take Five to Stop Fraud

The Take Five to Stop Fraud is a Police Scotland campaign which encourages members of the public and businesses to follow straightforward and impartial advice – Stop, Challenge and Protect – aimed at reducing the chances of becoming a victim of financial fraud. This includes online fraud, email deception as well as phone-based and social media scams.
For more information, and toolkit click here

Police Scotland Survey re Public Confidence since Lockdown

Police Scotland are undertaking a survey (link below) in tracking public confidence levels and experience of their approach to policing since the COVID 19 lockdown. The survey will also capture people’s feeling of safety and any concerns they may have which Police Scotland can address operationally and through their information campaigns. It will be a continuous survey to support local policing and provide a tool for partnership engagement. We encourage you to complete this survey and to circulate it so it reaches as many people as possible: