The East Lothian Local Policing Plan 2017-2020 approved at Council meeting

The East Lothian Local Policing Plan 2017-2020 was approved at today’s (Tuesday 22 August) full Council meeting. The Plan, produced by the Local Police Commander for East Lothian, details how local policing will seek to deliver better outcomes for communities in East Lothian over the next three years.

East Lothian Council Leader, Cllr Willie Innes, said:

“I welcome this Policing Plan which clearly details the priorities for the East Lothian area over the next three years. Whilst East Lothian is one of the safest areas in the UK to live and crime rates continue to fall, East Lothian Council through discussions and consultations with Area Partnerships, Community Councils and Residents and Tenants Groups, works closely with Police Scotland to address residents’ concerns.

“In recent years the Safer Communities Team, working with Police Scotland, have successfully managed a number of antisocial behaviour issues which if unchecked can have a corrosive impact on our communities. National initiatives centring around alcohol and drug abuse have also resulted in improvements within our towns and villages but we recognise that we cannot be complacent. The key aim of the Policing Plan to ‘reduce inequalities both within, and between, our communities’ strongly complements the Council’s East Lothian Plan 2017-2022 and its ambitious objective ‘to reduce inequalities within and across our communities’.

Published: Tuesday, 22nd August 2017