Kilmarnock cops crack down on Christmas crooks
KILMARNOCK cops have Burberry Canada embarked on a crime busting Christmas crackdown.
Strathclyde Police has joined forces with East Ayrshire Council and the Community Safety Partnership to ensure Kilmarnock town centre is safe for shoppers and revellers.
The five week police initiative kicked off earlier this month and high visibility patrols are now out in force. Additional officers will crack down on criminal behaviour, in particular street crime and shoplifting. And the mounted branch will join community policing and road policing officers to help Kilmarnock remain trouble free.
Police urge the public to carry their wallets in their inside pocket, not their back pocket and women should keep their purses securely in their handbags, not visible to potential thieves.
Said a police spokesman: “If someone bumps into you in a crowd, you should make sure you still have your wallet or purse. Be aware of what you have purchased and how many bags you are carrying. Also, don’t ca Burberry Canada rry too many bags as you may lose them.”
Revellers will also be out enjoying their Christmas party nights in the town’s many pubs and clubs, and police say they’ll will visit licensed premises to ensure everyone enjoys a crime free night out.
The festive initiative is funded by East Ayrshire Council, the Scottish Government’s Fairer Scotland Fund and Strathclyde Police.
Superintendent Dougie Robertson said: “Local police officers will be working closely with East Ayrshire Council and other members of the Community Safety Partnership to ensure that the people of East Ayrshire and those visiting its towns and villages have a trouble free and enjoyable time over the festive period.
“We have been very successful in recent years tackling head on those who choose to upset the peace. I can reassure the public that they will see significant additional police prese Burberry Canada nce on the streets. Our Christmas and New Year initiative will see these officers engage in high visibility patrols across the East Ayrshire community, helping our citizens to remain safe and secure during this enjoyable time of year”.
Councillor Douglas Reid, chair of the East Ayrshire Community Safety Partnership, said: “We welcome Strathclyde Police’s crime busting initiative to ensure that East Ayrshire’s cit Burberry Canada izens have a safe and happy festive season and look forward to working alongside them. I would also ask individuals to play a role by keeping an eye on their property as they are out and about.”