LOTHIAN AND BORDERS POLICE
Haddington Police Station, 39-41 Court Street, Haddington, EH41 3AE
Tel. No. 01620 824101, Fax No. 01620 822393
Following the recent retiral of one of the station assistants, the public counter at Haddington Police Station has operated on a revised timetable
This matter has now been addressed and two station assistants now work at the station. Accordingly the opening times for the public counter have been amended to reflect this. The opening times are as follows –
Mon. to Thurs. 0730 hrs – 2300 hrs
Fri. 0730 hrs – 2245 hrs
COMMUNITY BEAT OFFICER
As from Monday 16th October 2006, Police Constable John Douglas joined Sgt Duffy and community constables Stuart Gunn and Ruaraidh Hamilton as part of the Haddington community officers’ team. Their areas of responsibility will be
Sgt Duffy overall area responsibility
PC Stuart Gunn – Haddington Central
PC Ruaraidh Hamilton – Haddington West
PC John Douglas – Haddington East
The primary role of the community officers will be to provide a high visibility police presence within the community, identifying community concerns and quality of life issues, targeting problem areas and implementing solutions to the problems identified. The community officers will seek to maintain and build upon links within the community and will continue to liaise with local schools.
To assist in contacting the community team an external e-mail address has been created. The community officers at the commencement of their shift will check the e-mails sent to this address and take the appropriate action in relation to the issue raised.
The external address is - HaddingtonCommunityOfficers@lbp.pnn.police.uk
COMMUNITY CONSTABLES SURGERY
In an effort to facilitate ease of access to the community team it has been decided to set up a local surgery within the Haddington area. The surgery would allow members of the public to attend and meet with a community officer outwith the confines of the local station and negate the need for an officer to call at the home address. The format and staging of the surgery are in the early stages of development however the meetings are expected to take place once a month within a designated council building. Confirmation of the location, date and times will follow shortly.
The issue of indiscriminate and dangerous parking within the Haddington area has been highlighted as an area of continuing concern in the community particularly in areas close to local chip shops and schools. To tackle this problem a period of strict enforcement has come into affect within the Haddington area with local traffic wardens varying their shifts accordingly to implement the enforcement during peak times. The traffic wardens will work in conjunction with local police officers who will carry ticket books with them during foot patrols. A press release has been made highlighting the problem and the steps taken in relation to the enforcement policy and local retailers have been contacted.
One of the notable successes in recent months has been the implementation of the Haddington Community Action Team, a team of two plain-clothes officers working within the Haddington area to combat local crime. To date their enquiries have resulted in numerous persons being reported for crimes of vandalism, fire raising and thefts. Recently they were responsible for the recovery of over 100 stolen road signs and the apprehension of the three males for the thefts.