The Local Policing Team covers the Buckie/Cullen area (comprising Buckie, Cullen, Findochty, Portgordon and Portknockie) and the Keith area (comprising Keith, Newmill and Rothiemay). If you have any concerns or issues you wish to discuss, please contact your local Police Station where your local staff will discuss these with you and take any appropriate action.
A new non-emergency number has been launched to contact the police. The new 101 provides an easy to remember number to contact the police in Scotland, and the system will determine your location and connect you to the service centre covering your area. The number is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
It costs a flat rate of 15p per call from both landline and mobile networks, no matter how long you are on the phone or what time of day it is. The non-emergency number will make it quicker for people to contact the police when a non-emergency response is required. People can call to: speak to a local police officer; report a crime that has already happened, such as a theft or damage to property; get crime prevention advice; make the police aware of any policing issues in the area.
Deaf, deafened, hard of hearing or speech-impaired callers can access the service via TextRelay on 1 800 1 101. In an emergency, always dial 999 - when a life is in danger, a crime is in progress or a suspect is nearby.
Police Scotland will respond to any reports of the improper use of jet skis; however, it is unlikely that officers will be able to take any form of enforcement action unless the matter is criminal. Incidents need to be reported in order to enable the police to carry out appropriate action. Police Scotland is promoting the responsible use of jet skis and other water craft - a poster will be displayed prominently at harbours and viewpoints along the Moray Firth. If you feel that a jet skier is acting irresponsibly, phone the 24-hour Service Centre on 101.
Anyone interested in setting up a Neighbourhood Watch scheme will find useful information on starting a new watch (or for existing watches) on the Association of Scottish Neighbourhood Watches website - www.aosnw.co.uk . PC Alison Thow, Crime Reduction Unit, Elgin, is happy to attend any meetings arranged; however, she is not in a position to help the community set up the watch.
PC Debbie Price wishes to offer Cullen and Deskford residents the opportunity to take up the offer of a free crime prevention survey of their homes. Residents can contact PC Price at the Buckie Police Office for more details.
For non-emergency contact:
Phone the 24-hour Service Centre on 101
Text to 07739 93 4444
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In the event of an emergency, requiring immediate police attention, dial 999. If you have information about crime in your area and wish to provide it anonymously, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.