I am Laura Robertson the Wildlife Officer for Forth Valley Division based at Callander Police Office. I have been a local police officer for 10 years.
My current role is to investigate Wildlife Crimes e.g. Hare Coursing, Poaching, Raptor Persecution, Badgers, Bats etc. Should you require advice please contact me on 101 but to report an ongoing incident, it’s also 101.
The rural communities of Scotland are amongst the safest places in which to live, work or spend time. Much of the crime prevention advice available through Rural Watch Scotland is equally relevant to urban or rural areas, but some issues are unique to rural communities:
Securing Farm Machinery
Theft from fuel tanks
Securing tools and horse tack
Rural Watch Scotland, in partnership with the National Farmers Union of Scotland give relevant and useful advice to the Police.
What does Rural Watch Scotland do?
Alert messages are sent to members informing them of any incidents in their area. It’s free to register and it will ask you how you want to be contacted (text, phone or email).
When an incident is reported to Police on 101 or 999 (for an emergency). An officer will attend the incident and it will be recorded on the Rural Watch Scotland website IMMEDIATELY alerting all members in the area. Sharing this information allows members to be aware of what is going on and take swift appropriate action making our communities safer.
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