National Police Chiefs’ Council Lead for Rural Affairs, Deputy Chief Constable Craig Naylor said:
“Crime in rural communities can have devastating consequences on residents and businesses alike. Police forces are strengthening their response to rural crime with the launch of a new strategy, which has a focus on organised crime and is supported by all chief constables and police and crime commissioners.
“We are learning from the successful Scottish Partnership Against Rural Crime, which includes Police Scotland, Scottish Business Resilience Centre and NFU Mutual and has reduced thefts of agricultural vehicles.
“I encourage our rural communities to continue to be our eyes and ears, to report crime and suspicious incidents to the police, so together we can maintain the fight against rural crime.”
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