Community Action Team tackling rural crime across the Borders
Date of alert:
Tuesday, 4 April 2023
Key issues including rural acquisitive crime, drugs, antisocial behaviour and speeding continue to be the main focus of attention from the Scottish Borders Community Action Team (CAT).
Further cross-border action involving multiple police forces is taking place this month to prevent and detect rural crime, particularly thefts of equipment. There has also been three successful drug search warrants carried out in Hawick and Kelso in recent weeks involving the team.
Engagement activities with young people in Galashiels and Peebles are also continuing and, along with other policing efforts, have had a positive impact on the number of reports of antisocial behaviour received.