Cumbernauld and Kilsyth police
A force to be reckoned with.
Telephone : 01236 822100
Fax : 01236 826831
Regular crime and safety updates can be obtained from the monthly Kilsyth Community Council meetings.
'NC' Sub Division with its main office in Cumbernauld extends from Castlecary Arches on the A80 to the top of Hogganfield Loch at Stepps. It includes satellite offices at Kilsyth and Muirhead and encompasses several outlying villages.
The Sub Division is divided by the A80 trunk road, which is one of Scotland busiest and most troublesome roads in the country.
The new town of Cumbernauld that won acclaim in the 1960s for its design provides a significant policing challenge with its infrastructure of dual carriageways, pedestrianised areas and an endless number of underpasses and walkways.
challenge includes Broadwood Stadium, home of Clyde Football Club and
The Sub Division comfortably reached three of last years objectives to reduce violent crime, reduce car crime and increase drug detections. These three main objectives have been carried on into the current fiscal year to consolidate on the good work done last year.
However, there is no complacency at Cumbernauld, and if we are to mirror last years results it will take a lot of hard work, new ideas and the help of the public and other partner agencies.
Violent crime has been a problem in Cumbernauld for years particularly within the town centre's pubs, clubs and discos. In October 2000 we started the now well-respected and successful Cumbernauld Pub Watch scheme where people banned from member's premises can be banned from them all.
Over twenty licensed premises are members and the number grows each month. The scheme will be extended to Muirhead and Kilsyth over the next few months. Serious offenders will in future face a ban from all member clubs and pubs by an area 'Pub Watch Committee'. This is a serious deterrent to those who cannot behave themselves and who spoil the fun for the majority.
CCTV has been
installed by nightclubs, floodlighting has been erected outside the clubs and
shrubbery cut back to prevent weapons and drink being hidden. High visibility
patrols, increased weapons searches and proactive operations on known weapons
carriers have helped to achieve the significant reduction in violent crime.
Car crime has been reduced by actively targeting those few individuals who are responsible for most of the vehicle related crime.
Drug detections have been increased by hard work, excellent information from the public, better development of the available intelligence and a growing expertise in targeting the local dealers.
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