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Chief Constable’s

2008/09

annual performance report

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words of appreciation A great big thank you to the Police Officer who came to my rescue after an incident on the Alyth-Blairgowrie road. Your help was much appreciated. JM, Alyth

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contents

Convener’s Message Tayside Joint Police Board The Force Executive Chief Constable’s Foreword Key Performance Indicators Standards of Service Objective 1 Objective 2 Objective 3 Statement of Corporate Governance Statistical Information Useful Contact Numbers and Information

P 04 P 05 P 06 P 07 P 08 P 09 P 10-17 P 18-22 P 23-27 P 28 P 29-39 Back Cover

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convener

words of appreciation Thank you for your excellent input on our recent volunteer training. Your input explained the Criminal Justice System and the role of the police extremely well and feedback from participants has been very positive. Victim Support, Montrose

Convener’s Message First of all, let me thank my colleagues on the Tayside Joint Police Board for the very supportive and positive way they have contributed to the operation of the Board over this last year. It is a pleasure to convene a body where all members are working with one aim – the continuous improvement of policing in Tayside, to the satisfaction of all who live in the area. Tayside is a pleasant area to live in, but we are not immune from the many problems that beset other parts of the country. Board members have an important role to play. We are here to support the force executive in the delivery of policing but also to question and scrutinise policy while also informing and encouraging, and I’m pleased to say, there is a very strong, respectful relationship between board members and senior officers and staff who attempt at all times to answer members’ concerns. The very informal evening sessions with senior officers dealing with any aspect of policing, local or national are proving to be most useful. Over this past year, Tayside Police has continued to deliver a first class service to the residents of the area and that despite this being a year of change at the ‘top’. The Board has appointed three new senior officers. Kevin Mathieson taking over as Chief Constable in July with Justine Curran being appointed deputy in February of this year. Justine brings with her vast experience and new ideas gleaned from her policing service in Manchester and Merseyside and will, I’m certain be a superb asset to the force. Finally, Bill Harkins, who is well known, especially in the Angus area where he was formerly divisional commander, before service with Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary, was appointed Assistant Chief Constable. It is a measure of the level of respect the force is held in, that we have been able to appoint officers of such quality. Policing is ever changing with new demands and forever higher expectations. As Convener of the Board I am confident that Tayside Police Force is well able to continue to provide the quality of service, members of the public quite rightly expect, but I will take this opportunity to remind people that policing is a partnership and the force will always welcome any assistance the public can give. Councillor Ian Mackintosh Convener of Tayside Joint Police Board

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board

Tayside Joint Police Board Tayside Joint Police Board shares responsibility for Tayside Police with the Chief Constable, and with Scottish Ministers. The Board is made up of members from each of the three Local Authorities which cover the Tayside area. The Board meets four times a year, with meetings rotating annually between Dundee, Forfar and Perth. There are also Appointments, Complaints, Finance, Personnel and Audit Sub-Committees. Meetings, unless specified, are open to the public. The current Board comprises the following members:

Convener Councillor Ian Mackintosh JP

Angus Council

Vice Conveners Bailie George Regan JP Archibald MacLellan

Dundee City Council Councillor Perth & Kinross Council

Angus Council Members Councillor Robert G Myles JP Councillor Mark Salmond Councillor Sandy West

Dundee City Council Members Councillor James Barrie JP Councillor Helen Dick JP Councillor Christina Roberts JP Baillie Roderick A J Wallace Baillie Helen W Wright JP Councillor Richard McCready

Perth & Kinross Council Members Councillor Lewis D D Simpson Councillor David M Scott Councillor Alexander J Stewart Councillor Kenneth Lyall Councillor Peter Mulheron JP

Obituary Councillor Frank Ellis, who was a member of Tayside Police Joint Police Board passed away in April 2009, having suffered from cancer for some time. Mr Ellis, who represented Monifieth and Sidlaw, had been a councillor since 1994. He devoted his time and energy to serve the people of Angus over many years, and will be sadly missed by his constituents and the Board. www.tayside.police.uk

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executive

The Force Executive

Chief Constable Kevin Mathieson

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Deputy Chief Constable Justine Curran Professional Standards, Business Support Department, Force Information and Intelligence Division

Assistant Chief Constable Bill Harkins Central Division, Eastern Division, Western Division, Operational Support Division

Director of Corporate Services Doug Cross OBE FCMA Finance, Contracts/Procurement, Legal Services, Estate, Fleet, Executive Support, Safety

Director of Personnel and Development – Moira Docherty MCIPD Human Resource Services, Staff Development and Training, Occupational Health, Recruiting


foreword

Chief Constable’s Foreword Kevin Mathieson I am delighted to present my first Annual Report as Chief Constable of Tayside Police. This past year has seen a number of organisational changes to the Force as we have sought to develop our information management and intelligence capability together with our response to unplanned critical incidents and public protection. Through a combination of further civilianisation of police officer roles and the welcome additional investment from the Scottish Government we have also further increased the number of front line officers available to police the communities of Tayside. In performance terms this has been an outstanding year for Tayside Police with overall recorded crime down to the lowest levels for at least a decade and our detections rates similarly the highest for at least a decade, and probably more. The communities which make up the Tayside Police area are now experiencing the lowest levels of domestic housebreaking, vandalism and car crime for a generation and within these decreasing crime groups we are arresting and reporting an increased percentage of offenders. In addition to this year-round performance we have also responded positively to a number of difficult homicide and other major enquiries this year and have successfully concluded each one. One of the areas of concern for members of the public in the past has been our call handling performance and I am pleased to say that those issues have all been resolved and we are now consistently meeting and exceeding national standards. This success is the product of a very committed and skilled workforce, both police officers and police staff, combined with the tremendous support and assistance we receive from Tayside Joint Police Board, our partners and members of the public. Without that support we could not operate nearly as effectively and I am grateful for all the assistance we have received in seeking to make communities safer. Importantly, our much improved performance has created an opportunity for the Force to concentrate more fully upon delivering an enhanced community policing approach and better quality of service delivery. Both areas are the focus of our current attention and it is our ambition to considerably improve upon what we currently do and create greater public trust and confidence in all of our work.

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indicators

Key Performance Indicators 2008/09 target

2008/09 result

Crimes group 1-4 recorded

23627

20548

YES

21593

Crimes group 1-4 detected

45.4%

47.6%

YES

44.7%

Category

target achieved

2007/08 result

Objective 1 – Make our communities safer by working more closely with our partners Violent crime recorded

613

696

NO

651

Violent crime detected

84.5%

82.8%

NO

79.3%

Housebreaking recorded

1058

725

YES

911

Housebreaking detected

30.8%

32.8%

YES

29%

Motor vehicle crime recorded

2326

1755

YES

2154

Motor vehicle crime detected

30.1%

34.2%

YES

29.9%

Vandalism recorded

7638

6130

YES

6804

Vandalism detected

30.6%

31.5%

YES

29.9%

Road casualties – persons killed or seriously injured

305

250

YES

260

Children (under 16) killed or seriously injured

39

20

YES

25

Slight casualties

1138

852

YES

957

Drug offences – supply & possession of Class A

280

362

YES

267

Objective 2 – Increase public trust and confidence 999 telephone response times

90%

92.8%

YES

87.7%

Sickness absence – police officers

4.6%

4.3%

YES

4.6%

Sickness absence – police staff

5.2%

5.2%

YES

5.6%

Objective 3 – Improve the efficiency of our organisation

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Reports to Procurator Fiscal

80%

86.7%

YES

77.9%

Reports to Children’s Reporter

80%

69.9%

NO

72.2%


Standards of Service Tayside Police care about the communities and people that we work with. We want to provide the best possible service to everyone we come in contact with. The following standards show the commitment Tayside Police has in achieving this high level of service. We will strive to:

• Answer emergency calls within 10 seconds • Prioritise requests for assistance and tell you what our response will be • Provide you with the most appropriate response • Keep you informed of actions taken and any outcome • Respond professionally and courteously throughout • Deal objectively and sensitively with any complaints you have about us and, in so doing, actively seek a positive resolution

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objective 1

We are working to make your Community Safer We will make communities safer by working more closely with our partners to:

• Reduce alcohol and drug related crime and disorder • Reduce crimes involving violence • Target dangerous and irresponsible driving • Protect children and other vulnerable people

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Community Task Force is Launched in Arbroath The first deployment of the Community Task Force was launched in Arbroath at the end of September. Named Operation Inchcape, this unique approach to policing comprised a dedicated team of seven Constables and one Sergeant who worked together to target specific problems in the community – drugs, alcohol-related problems, crime, road safety and anti-social behaviour. The team was deployed to Arbroath for four months in order to make a sustainable improvement to the quality of life of Arbroath residents. The Community Task Force was assisted through partnerships with other agencies such as the NHS, Tayside Fire and Rescue, Angus Council and the Angus Community Safety Partnership. The aim of the Task Force was to provide better partnership working at tactical level and to develop long term solutions to the issues affecting communities. For example, to introduce more activities for young people to discourage them from drinking and anti-social behaviour. Superintendent Ewen West, Deputy Divisional Commander said, “The work being carried out by the Community Task Force in Arbroath is not a quick fix. This is a dedicated team of officers who will be in Arbroath, supporting the work already being done by their beat officer colleagues, to make a real difference to the lives of people who live in the town. Tayside Police alone cannot tackle drugs, violence and anti-social behaviour. Only by working with

others, be they in the health service, education departments or communities themselves, can we begin to make significant inroads.” The results achieved during Operation Inchcape prove its effectiveness. For example, drugs with a street value of almost £14,000 were recovered, and 37 individuals were reported to the Procurator Fiscal in connection with this. Individuals found with drug habits were encouraged to seek medical or counselling assistance and given information packs – some of these people have since selfreferred. Youngsters who were found in possession of alcohol were taken to the police station and their parents were summoned. Closure orders were obtained for premises which were the focus of on going anti-social behaviour, and warrants and bail conditions were enforced. The high profile presence of the Community Task Force in Arbroath has made a real difference within the community with a clear message going out that any kind of unlawful or anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated. The people of Arbroath have been left with increased confidence to report issues of concern, in the knowledge that positive and prompt action will be taken, as local officers continue the good work, and effective partnership working.

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objective 1 ACT NOW – a Scottish First for Tayside Police In January, Tayside Police became the first Force in Scotland to

Spotlight on Domestic Abuse A Safer Scotland Campaign, supported by the Scottish Government, and highlighting the issue of domestic abuse, ran from 8 December to 18 January to collate information on domestic abuse within the Tayside area. This information has been used as a snapshot of just exactly what is happening, what action is being taken, what support there is for victims and what action is available to deter those responsible for committing crimes of domestic abuse.

introduce a ground breaking multimedia

initiative

educate

and

communities

designed

engage in

issues

to

Tayside around

terrorism. The event, ACT NOW, thrusts participants into the role of becoming

counter

terrorism

investigators who are required to work through a fictitious terrorist incident. During the course of the investigation

the

participants

receive intelligence upon which

A Tayside Community Justice Authority (CJA) Domestic Abuse Seminar was held on 5 March, with the aim of formulating a Domestic Abuse Strategy for the Tayside area, with three main areas of focus – victims, perpetrators, and joint working. DCI John Caughey, the lead officer for domestic abuse in Tayside, said, “The focused period has been very useful, and has served to demonstrate the size, complexity and scale of domestic abuse as an issue within our local community. On average every week 100 domestic related incidents occur within the Tayside police area, and of these, the number of repeat incidents at the same address is quite startling, running somewhere in the region of 50%. Perpetrators of domestic abuse are committing criminal acts and that is the approach of Tayside Police when dealing with such incidents. The information clearly demonstrates that concerted, joint action is needed to address this issue, which was exactly the aim of the seminar.”

they will make crucial decisions that affect the lives of citizens in their communities. In addition to this the investigators are also required to deal with the media, and to speak with

communities,

particular

at

looking

reassurance

in and

involvement of key individuals. Around

30

communities

members across

of

Dundee

attended the event at the Hilton Hotel. Chief Superintendent Colin McCashey said, “The ACT NOW initiative is just one part of a great deal of work being carried out in Tayside around counter terrorism. This work is aimed at raising awareness of the issues associated with it, promoting the need for vigilance and involving a range of partners and community members. There are four strands of the counter terrorism work nationally – prevent,

pursue,

protect

and

prepare. In Tayside, the ‘prevent’ leg takes priority and includes a wide range of projects across the Force area.”

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In Angus, officers joined forces with the Angus Partnership on Domestic Abuse to show their support for the White Ribbon Campaign. This is a campaign for men to wear white ribbons as a symbol of their pledge never to commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women. During November and December officers across the area wore white ribbons, and worked together with Arbroath FC to promote the campaign at their home match against Peterhead on 13th December. White Ribbons were also available from police stations across Angus. Chief Superintendent Alan Campbell said, “Domestic abuse is a serious problem which affects many women living in Angus. Levels of violence and abuse are unacceptable and we are working with our partners to reduce this and show that we will not condone any kind of violence against women. I support this campaign wholeheartedly and hope that it will raise awareness, particularly with men, to the problem of domestic abuse which is often a hidden problem but one which can destroy lives.” Anyone who has been a victim of domestic abuse can call the 24 hour domestic abuse helpline on 0800 027 1234.


Protecting Your Town Centres at Night Tayside Police realise that town and city centres have different needs at different times of day. Night time can bring problems to these areas, so we have increased our presence at this busy time. Centre Safe, the initiative designed to keep Dundee City Centre a safe place to be at night during the weekend, continues to be a success. High profile patrols ensure that people enjoying a night out feel secure and confident in the city centre. From April 2008 to January 2009 over Friday and Saturday nights, 228 fixed penalty notices were issued for offences such as breach of the peace and vandalism, 142 arrests were made, and 45 litres of alcohol were confiscated.

From 12 December to 10 January, dedicated patrols were carried out in Perth town centre and other vulnerable areas under the ‘Home Safe’ initiative. With the addition of taxi marshalls operating in Perth’s main taxi rank, street pastors at weekends, and the use of CCTV, the initiative was extremely successful. 82 officers in Perth alone took part in the initiative, with further officers carrying out similar activity in other areas of Perthshire. As a result of this highly visible initiative, youth incidents and serious crimes in the area have been reduced significantly, and members of the community tell us they feel safer.

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objective 1 We are reducing dangerous and irresponsible driving on your roads Whilst enforcement forms the backbone of the policing effort to encourage safe driving, many other activities are undertaken to lessen the risk. Eastern Division has been at the forefront of using powers granted to the police by the Antisocial Behaviour (Scotland) Act 2004. Drivers who fail to drive responsibly or drive in an antisocial manner receive a warning on the first occasion. If they fail to heed the warning, the next step is to have their vehicle impounded, with a costly sum to reclaim it. In 2008, over 150 drivers received a warning, with 44 eventually having their vehicle seized. These figures are higher than any other force in Scotland. Working in partnership with Angus secondary schools and Angus College in Arbroath, the Driving Ambitions programme has been enhanced and is now delivered to well over 1000 5th and 6th year pupils and college students. This day-long training involves basic vehicle maintenance and advanced driving techniques, with the aim of encouraging young drivers to drive sensibly and safely, whilst showing respect to other road users. Several local businesses and Angus Council Departments are also benefiting from this programme as part of their Health and Safety at Work training. 2008 saw the launch of Operation Bandit, a force-wide initiative which sees officers from all over the force working together to disrupt criminals who use the roads network. High profile road-side operations now take place every month, involving the deployment of cuttingedge number plate reading technology. Vehicles identified as being involved in crime or other offences are stopped and drivers questioned. In the first Operation Bandit in May 2008, numerous drivers were arrested or charged with offences ranging from possession of drugs, driving whilst disqualified, driving without insurance or wanted on outstanding warrants. The development of Greenknowes Wind Farm near Glendevon was a considerable task for RPU officers, who were responsible for co-ordinating and escorting the sizeable and abnormal loads from the Port of Rosyth to the destination at Glendevon. Each wind turbine was divided into five loads comprising three blades, a hub and a tower. The route was planned to precision and the loads became a frequent sight travelling along the A9 south and across to the wind farm itself. ‘Operation Sooka’ saw officers throughout Western Division receive training and carry out tank dipping for illegal/stolen fuel. This led to an increase in the number of vehicles seized for these offences. Unlicensed scrap metal dealers were also targeted in an attempt to reduce the number of metal thefts in the division.

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We are combating alcohol and drug problems in your area Fighting the battle against drugs One of the highest priorities of Tayside Police is to reduce the level of drug taking, drug dealing and drug related crime in the area. The following examples demonstrate just some of the initiatives that are helping to achieve this. Operation Waterloo was launched in Dundee during 2008 to address the serious problem of drug dealing and related problems that drug use brings, such as theft, prostitution, violence and anti-social behaviour, primarily in the Hilltown area of the city. Chief Superintendent Colin McCashey said, “Tackling the drugs supply in this city is a top priority for me, because of the harm it does to people living in our communities. It is important for people to see that this problem is being dealt with robustly by the police.” Since the implementation of Operation Waterloo, the amount of drug dealers appearing before the courts has increased notably, and the amount of drugs being recovered has also increased. In addition, Tayside Police has secured a number of closure orders to remove residents who persist in anti-social and criminal behaviour. The Community Task Force were the first officers in Tayside Police to use a pioneering device that can detect traces of illegal drugs on people’s hands. The ‘Itemiser’ monitored revellers going into pubs and clubs over the course of a weekend in December. The £25,000 device allows officers to swab people’s hands and instantly detect whether or not that person has handled illegal drugs. People who were approached were not legally required to provide a hand swab, but did so on a voluntary basis when requested. Developed from an idea in Central Division, Tayside Police in Angus, along with Angus Council, NHS Tayside and the Angus Drug and Alcohol Team (DAAT) have issued information cards advising the public what to do should they find discarded needles and syringes. Some areas in Angus – as in other areas in Tayside and indeed Scotland – are on occasion affected by the inappropriate disposal of drug-related litter. As a result, the information cards give information about what to do if anyone in the community comes across discarded drugs paraphernalia and at the same time, the cards urge users of needles and syringes to dispose of these items safely and responsibly.

Addressing Alcohol Issues As has been well documented in the media recently, alcohol misuse continues to be a huge problem for the country as a whole. Over consumption of alcohol can lead people to do things they would not normally do,

sometimes resulting in them becoming aggressive, being disorderly and committing crime. Tayside Police carry out a range of initiatives which raise awareness of the social and health issues associated with alcohol. Tayside Police and their partners in Angus in conjunction with Focus on Alcohol and Tesco stores used a new way of getting useful alcohol-aware messages to consumers over the festive period. Bottle-neck collars bearing valid information about offences for supplying alcohol to under-18s and drink driving warnings in particular in relation to the morning after were ‘worn’ by 15,000 bottles of wine and spirits in Angus’ Tesco stores. The collars reminded people that buying alcohol for youngsters is an offence that can attract a fine of up to £1000. They also gave advice against driving the morning after a night out, as alcohol takes a long time to leave your system, and you may still be over the limit. In a similar scheme, Asda stores across the north east of Scotland, including stores in Dundee, carried tips for a safe Christmas on 600,000 bottles of milk. In another partnership project with Focus on Alcohol Angus along with the Angus Community Safety Partnership, Tayside Police introduced a leaflet over the festive season for distribution within the county, with personal safety information and advice. The leaflet was designed to mimic a Christmas food menu. Constable Derek Mitchell, Crime Reduction Officer said, “Personal safety is always a topical subject and is particularly relevant at this time of year when we are likely to see an increase in alcohol consumption by members of the public. This in turn can lead to increased vulnerability and fewer inhibitions amongst late night revellers. The Festive Season Safety Menu provides simple precautions and advice. If heeded, it will reduce the opportunities of someone being a victim of crime.” Copies of the leaflet were distributed to licensed trade establishments within Angus and were also available from local police offices. Angus Designated Driver Scheme (ADDS) sent out a simple message to anyone who was set to enjoy a night out over the Christmas and New Year period – always designate your driver before you plan a night out. All pubs, clubs, hotels, restaurants and nightclubs within Angus were invited to join the scheme, which was aimed at reducing the number of alcohol related incidents on Angus roads. Wanda Gove, Road Safety Officer said, “Participating premises offer soft drinks at discounted prices or free of charge to customers who are carrying two or more passengers when they inform staff that they are a designated driver. They will then be provided with a small badge that identifies them as a designated driver when they attend at the bar to take advantage of the relevant discounts.”

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objective 1 You can enjoy local events safely From its beginnings at Strathclyde Country Park in 1994 to the fantastic surroundings of Balado in 2008, T in the Park has grown in size and influence to become one of the most important and critically acclaimed music events on the international festival circuit. Now attracting some 80,000 music fans from all over the globe each day, T in the Park is consistently a sell out success. This popularity can be attributed to the festival’s unique atmosphere, enhanced by the firm but fair engaging policing style adopted by Tayside Police. Tayside Police made 67 arrests at T in the Park in 2008 – only one more than in 2007. Of the 67 arrested, 30 were kept in custody on charges relating to theft and drug offences. There was one serious stabbing incident at the event. Two men were later arrested for this offence, and the victim went on to make a good recovery. A brand new web-site was launched this year by Traffic Scotland and festival organisers to provide travel information for people both attending and affected by the festival. People were encouraged to use public transport as much as possible. Tayside Police used a ‘blimp’ for the first time to provide aerial views of traffic movements. Entrances to car parks were improved and early opening on the Thursday spread the flow of traffic prior to the festival commencing on Friday lunchtime. Event Commander, Chief Superintendent Matt Hamilton said, “It is a credit to the tens of thousands that flocked to Balado this weekend and to the various agencies that make this terrific event possible, that we can report that incidents of crime and disorder were very low. Our officers have told me that they have experienced a good-

natured crowd on each day that has been intent on enjoying themselves. Tayside Police were happy to play their part in ensuring that happened.” The Colin McRae Forest Stages Rally returned to Perthshire in August. A ceremonial start in Perth City Centre was followed by 5 different closed forest race stages around Highland Perthshire. Around 130 different rally vehicles took part with an estimated 15,000 spectators around the course. Sixteen officers from Tayside Police were on hand to ensure that spectators could move about the region from stage to stage safely. The day long event passed without major incident and was once again deemed to be a great success – despite the last stage being cut short due to a fire service vehicle becoming stuck on the course! Police in Perth faced a new challenge when Sir Elton John came to town on 6th July. 16,000 people attended the concert at the city’s McDiarmid Park, home of St Johnstone FC, and was the biggest show ever staged in the city. Local officers made sure that everyone attending the concert was kept safe before, during and after the event. St Johnstone managing director Stewart Duff admitted he had been delighted by the concert’s success after years of chasing a top act for Perth. He said, “I have to pay tribute to the many officers within Tayside Police and Perth and Kinross Council who have all made a major contribution to a great evening. We welcomed 16,000 people and the stadium was absolutely rocking thanks to a great performance by Sir Elton John. This was the very first pop concert that we have staged here at McDiarmid Park. I am hopeful that other promoters might now look at Perth in the future for their top artists.”

Photo courtesy of Graeme Hart/Perthshire Picture Agency.

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Success of Arbroath Friday ‘Nite’ Project A Friday night initiative in Arbroath’s Saltire Centre has had a dramatic influence on under-age drinking in the area. The idea for the ‘Friday Nite Project’ stemmed from community wardens talking to young people in the regeneration area of the town. From there, the Focus on Alcohol Angus Project became involved to establish the initiative, along with Tayside Police, Angus Council and Tayside Council on Alcohol. A programme including a range of leisure, educational and social activities for young people are available at the Saltire Centre every week, and the youngsters have a say in what they would like to see included. Commenting on the impact of the project to date, Arbroath Inspector Callum Leith said, “This is a great project that Tayside Police will continue to support with partners. Having the doors open at a facility that can welcome and cater for up to a hundred young people on a Friday night, when we know young people may go out to drink, makes a very positive difference for both residents of the Arbroath area and Tayside Police. I am most heartened that a recent survey highlighted the positive difference the project has made within the town. The fact that young people are saying they are now ‘not drinking’ or ‘drinking less’ as they prefer to go to the project at the Saltire Leisure Centre is excellent news. This means officers having to deal with less youth problems borne out of alcohol misuse.”

‘thnk b4 u drnk tnt’ An innovative arts theatre project created by groups of pupils from all Angus secondary schools took place at the Webster Theatre, Arbroath in June. The event explored young people’s lives in relation to the issue of alcohol and concentrated on providing messages about underage drinking ‘from young people, to young people’. It was developed by the Focus on Alcohol Angus project working in partnership with teachers, police officers and youth workers in Angus. The pupils involved in creating ‘thnk b4 u drnk tnt’ had the opportunity to think about their experiences of what happens when they drink alcohol. This resulted in the pupils devising their own materials for a nine-piece theatre production which was aimed at third year pupils in Angus who visited the Webster Theatre over a two day period to see the schools perform in the production. In addition, No1 for Youth in Forfar held a young people’s competition to find the best written song that explored alcohol misuse. The winners performed their piece at the beginning of the show. Inspector Ron McNaughton said, “This is clearly an innovative approach in attempting to achieve our aim to raise alcohol awareness amongst our young people and highlight the associated dangers of alcohol misuse.”

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objective 2

We will be more visible within your Community We will seek to increase public trust and confidence by:

• Increasing the number of officers, and their visibility, within communities • Delivering our Service Standards • Reducing our carbon footprint

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On Your Bike! In the past year, increasing numbers of officers in Dundee have been using pedal power to get around. At the moment there are 12 bicycles available for use in the Division which will rise to 20 by this Summer. Officers using bicycles on their beat can cover a much larger geographical area in one shift – visiting more ‘hotspots’ than on foot. The bikes have been particularly successful at events such as the Scottish Labour Party Conference where officers on bikes gave a highly visible presence in a busy pedestrian area. Partner organisations can now see the benefit of using bikes on patrol, and some have expressed an interest in funding bikes, including Dundee City Council who has donated two bikes as part of their Smarter Choices, Smarter Places Project. Bikes are also being used more in rural areas across Tayside. Uniformed police patrols have increased in Dundee to provide reassurance to law-abiding residents. This high profile approach sends a clear message to drug dealers and other criminals that they are not welcome in the city and their behaviour will not be tolerated. Mobile CCTV has also been used regularly to help identify any ongoing incidents and issues, including gathering information against anti-social neighbours who are causing a misery in the street where they live.

Community Crime Officers Perth now has 30 community officers serving all areas of the town. This expansion has taken place to tackle antisocial behaviour and for Tayside Police to form closer links with communities in Perth. These officers are highly visible, conducting patrols either on foot or by bicycle. Having localised teams in this way means the public will have an immediate response if they need assistance. Police officers having closer links with local residents can also help to resolve problems and lower crime rates. Officers in the town centre will be present over the weekend until the early hours, covering the time when the town is busiest and providing cover when it is most needed.

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objective 2 We will work with all communities within Tayside

Community Equalities Advisory Group Tayside Police have, in partnership with Perth & Kinross Council, established a Community Equalities Advisory Group for the local authority area. These volunteer advisers are invaluable in helping Tayside Police in its drive to continuously improve service delivery and promote better community relations. Membership is open to anyone with the ability to examine what the police do and give constructive advice to help improve local policing services. Superintendent Craig Suttie, Deputy Divisional Commander for Western Division said, “We appreciate the value of community involvement and are seeking to broaden the representation of our independent ‘critical friends’ to fully reflect the diverse communities we serve. We want people who are willing to work with us at a local level to help improve the quality of our service by addressing concerns, barriers and issues that may affect them or others in their community, particularly where age, gender, disability, race, religion, or sexual orientation may be a factor.” The group works jointly with Tayside Police and Councillors from Perth & Kinross Council on local policing and Community Safety issues developing and improving the quality of services to ensure that they are fair and accessible to all by: •

Promoting equality of opportunity for all.

Promoting good relations between, and positive attitudes towards, people from diverse backgrounds.

Finding and removing any unlawful discrimination or harassment.

Encouraging under-represented communities to be part of the Force decision making process.

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Migrant Workers Representatives of the Angus Community Planning Partnership visited farms in the Angus area in June to provide safety advice and information on local services to seasonal migrant workers. The events involved members of Angus Council, Tayside Fire and Rescue and Tayside Police. Ron McNaughton, Community Safety Inspector with Tayside Police said, “We recognise the benefits migrant workers bring to our area. As in all communities our aim is to ensure that all those living and working in Angus feel safe, secure and confident. With the help of interpreters we are seeking to engage with migrant workers face to face to engender confidence in local services and to provide them with information on personal safety.”


Looking After Your Neighbours Residents in Angus Council’s 27 sheltered housing complexes joined the Doorstoppers Campaign and became Neighbourhood Watch and ‘no cold calling’ areas. The campaign is promoted by Angus Council, Tayside Police, Angus Care and Repair, Tayside Fire & Rescue Service and Neighbourhood Watch schemes to give older people and more vulnerable residents additional protection from unscrupulous doorstep sellers and rogue traders. In addition, Stagecoach buses in Angus carried messages to improve awareness of the Doorstoppers Campaign during July and August.

Wildlife Schools Project 1500 primary 6/7 pupils from across Tayside take part annually in a wildlife crime project run by Tayside Police. They are given information via an hour-long DVD, and then are set a series of projects. One of this year’s projects was to highlight how at risk the Scottish wildcat is with numbers falling due to persecution and hybridisation with feral domestic cats. Pupils were asked to think about this, and to design a poster which could be used as part of a public awareness campaign. As the example here shows, the children took part in this task enthusiastically, with very colourful results!

Community Safety partners in Perth & Kinross, including Tayside Police, have introduced a Nominated Neighbour Scheme to assist in preventing bogus caller crime and to help older and vulnerable members of the community to feel safer in their own home. Residents are provided with a card that they can hold up to a window or show through the gap in the door when a cold caller arrives. The card states ‘I do not recognise you. Please go to number XX who is my nominated neighbour. They will check your identity and return with you.’ Through this scheme, vulnerable residents have the opportunity to deal with unwanted callers without having to take decisions on their own, or even having to enter into direct conversation with them.

Outreach Outreach is an Army Cadet initiative that is supported by Tayside Police. The project involves taking groups of primary seven children from across Perthshire, and introducing them to various team activities, culminating in a weekend camp at Barry Buddon. The children who take part in this are those who are acknowledged to have difficulties in school and who show tendencies towards disruptive conduct. This project - which was awarded as being the best in the UK last year - encourages the children to meet and work together before they go to secondary school where traditionally there have been separate factions.

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objective 2 We are making it easier for you to contact us The Force Communications Centre (FCC) comprises the main control room based in Police Headquarters, Dundee, covering Dundee and Angus, with a second control room in Perth covering Perth and Kinross. The FCC deals with all 999 calls in the Force area and directs police resources to any incidents requiring a police attendance. It also deals with many of the non-emergency calls which come into the Force. The FCC handles a large volume of calls averaging 4,400 ‘999’ calls and 25,000 non-emergency calls monthly. A number of changes have been made to the FCC in the past year to improve the service it provides. The amount of staff dedicated to call handling has increased by 56%. Most police officers have been replaced by police staff, freeing up the officers for operational duties. These changes have increased the efficiency of call handling and have led to significantly improved results – in April 2008 the key performance indicator for the number of 999 calls answered within 10 seconds was 84%. This has now increased to 95% in December 2008 (the national Key Performance Indicator is 90%). A mystery

shopper analysis, independently carried out in November, concluded that the service provision by Tayside Police is ‘excellent’. Another improvement to the FCC was the introduction of a mobile phone text messaging service to help people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired to contact the Force. It is important to us that all members of the public can contact us easily, and this new service provides a great solution. Those who wish to use the service must register with Tayside Police first and the telephone number is issued to registered users to reduce the number of false or hoax calls. To date, around 70 people have signed up for the service. Perhaps the most significant change to the FCC recently has been the introduction of a new single non-emergency number in March. Feedback from the public showed that the existing number was not easy to remember and there were concerns over the cost of calls. The new number – 0300 111 2222 – is easier to remember and makes it less expensive to members of the public who wish to contact us by phone.

0300 111 2222 • 0300 111 2222

• 0300 111 2222

0300 111 2222 • 0300 111 2222

• 0300 111 2222

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objective 3

We are developing and increasing our workforce We will seek to improve the efficiency of our organisation by:

• Making the most effective use of our staff • Improving our business processes • Developing the potential of our staff

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objective 3 Equality and Diversity During 2008, we carried out an exercise, using a secure on-line questionnaire, to expand on the

Recruitment As you may be aware, the Scottish Government has committed to providing Scotland with extra police officers. Tayside Police Recruitment section has worked hard to recruit additional police officers and levels of recruitment this year are considerably higher than the average for the past 10 years. In the past year a significant number of new special constables and police staff have also been recruited.

areas we monitor for equality. Tayside Police, as with all public sector organisations, has legal duties to ensure that we are a fair

In addition the Force has implemented the 30+ scheme which allows police officers to continue to serve in their existing role when they otherwise would have retired. This allows the Force to retain highly trained and specialised officers, thereby minimising recruitment demands and training costs.

employer and we are working Details of our recruitment processes can be found on our website at towards our aims of having a workforce which is more reflective of the local communities we serve. The workforce profile, together with more detailed analysis of statistics, enables us to highlight key issues and take action to address these. For example, we identified relatively

that few

we

employ

young

people

(under 25 years old) and the average age of police officer recruits during 2007 was 28 years. As a result, the recruitment team has worked hard to attract more young people to apply to join the force, whilst also making sure that we consider applications from older age groups.

This has

resulted in an increase in younger applicants and recruits. Traditionally, the majority of police officers have been men, however this has changed significantly over the past 15 years and 25% of officers are now women. In addition, the number of minority ethnic officers and staff has gradually increased as the local population has become more diverse. (See p35-36 for more details).

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We are improving our processes and making the most of our resources New Shared Facility in Monifieth Angus Council’s ACCESS office premises in Monifieth are now being shared with Tayside Police in a move which draws together two important services under one roof. Tayside Police staff moved into the ACCESS office in August 2008. While Angus Council staff continue to provide ACCESS services, they now also deal with routine police enquiries such as lost and found property. Local police officers also now work from this office. Chair of Angus Community Planning Partnership, Councillor Bob Myles said, “Community planning brings partners together to ensure our service planning is joined up and that we achieve the best value we can for the people of Angus, by using the resources given to us to deliver services. This is a prime example of community planning in action and this will further strengthen the partnership working which already exists between Angus Council and Tayside Police.” By coincidence, the ACCESS office premises were the original site of Monifieth Police Station until the 1950s.

Nurses Trial in Police Custody Suites Tayside Police have joined forces with NHS Tayside to begin a three year Police Surgeon Services pilot which sees nurses working in police custody areas. Two fulltime nurses will be on duty at all times and, whilst being based at Police Headquarters in Dundee, will also have a remit to travel out to divisional custody suites. Forensic sampling services will also be provided where possible by trained specialist nurses. Detective Superintendent Roddy Ross said, “In addition to providing better medical care in our cells this initiative helps some of the most vulnerable people in society access treatment facilities at a much earlier stage, which can only be of wider benefit.”

Words of Appreciation

I would like to thank you for your help when my purse was stolen. The Officer concerned phoned to say the three men had been arrested. I hope that will make them think before stealing again. NH, Perth

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objective 3 We are proud of our staff’s achievements Outstanding Achievement Celebrated Constable Sandra Hutton fought off stiff competition to win an award for her service to the community at a glittering awards ceremony hosted by the British Association of Women in Policing (BAWP) and Jane’s Police Review in May. The awards were presented by Chief Constable of Cambridgeshire Constabulary and BAWP President Julie Spence, who said, “We received over 90 nominations across 10 award categories this year, all of which were of a high calibre. The decision of who to present the awards to was not an easy one, but those who were finally chosen were so because of their exceptional contributions to policing.” Sandra then went on to win an International Community Service Award, and travelled all the way to Darwin, Australia to collect her award at the 2008 International Association of Women Police Training Conference. Over 500 delegates from across the world took part in the conference and paraded through the streets of Darwin in an opening ceremony. Since the creation of BAWP 2006, 12 British officers have won international awards.

Nomination for Community Police Officer of the Year A Tayside Police Officer was short listed for the Community Police Officer of the Year Award run by Jane’s Police Review magazine. Constable Alan Leitch, who has worked in the Muirton area of Perth since December 2006, was nominated by the Force for his part in helping to stem crime and anti-social behaviour that was threatening to jeopardise a £40 million housing investment scheme. Members of the local Community Regeneration Partnership remembered Alan’s support from a project he helped out with 14 years previously and asked if he could be brought back to the area to help with some of the problems being encountered. As soon as Alan started working in the Muirton area he began briefing new tenants and enlisting their help in raising and maintaining standards of behaviour in the area. He introduced weekly meetings with three housing associations in Muirton, as well as the first ever Neighbourhood Watch Scheme in the area. He now has a twice weekly drop-in ‘surgery’ at the local secondary school, which gives pupils, teachers and support staff the chance to talk to a police officer. Inspector Andy McCann, Head of Community Safety in Perth and Kinross said, “There is little doubt that Constable Leitch has been a catalyst for success in the Muirton area when there were real threats to the community.”

Words of Appreciation

The compassion your officers showed following my elderly mother’s fall was second to none. MW, Dundee

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Focus on New Departments Public Protection and Justice Public Protection and Justice is responsible for four areas – each provides a framework, policy and support to the divisions who look after operational policing. Public Protection – There are three Public Protection Units across the Force. Each of these ensures that good practice and innovation are identified and shared across Tayside in high risk areas such as the management of registered sex offenders, child protection, youth justice and adults at risk. Criminal Justice - There have been significant changes in Criminal Justice in recent years in order to deliver speedier justice and the Police have a key role in contributing to improvements. The changes are intended to increase the public's confidence in the Justice system and to reduce re-offending. Community Safety - There is a general understanding that prevention is better than cure in policing and these preventative measures come under the general heading of Community Safety. The Tayside Police Community Safety Officers play a very interactive role with the public, giving them information on how to stay safe and avoid becoming the victim of a crime, and also in developing strategies for reducing crime across the area. Major Crime Support - The Police Service is often judged on the way it deals with high-profile serious crime. This department ensures that Tayside Police has sufficient specialists to deal with major crime, and that their training and equipment is current. This is also the liaison point for the Forensic Science Gateway which provides Forensic Services to the Force and is a vital contributor to the investigative strategy of the Force.

Force Information & Intelligence Division (FIID) The Force Information and Intelligence Division (FIID) was created on 31 March 2008, a first for Scotland, and brings together a number of departments and functions within the Force charged with the responsibility of managing or processing information and intelligence. These departments used to work independently of each other, but bringing them all together into one division has resulted in much more efficient communication and sharing of information. The division is sub-divided into two main sections: Intelligence Section, which incorporates the Force Intelligence Bureau responsible for Intelligence Management, the Intelligence Analyst Unit, Financial Intelligence Unit, Telecommunications, the Intelligence Development Unit and Special Branch. Information Section, incorporating the functions of Information Governance, Records Management, Freedom of Information, Data Protection and Audit, Information Processing, Data Input and Maintenance and Disclosure. In commenting upon the work undertaken in setting up the Division over the last year, Chief Superintendent Arron Duncan, Head of FIID, commented that, “The main purpose surrounding the creation of the FIID was to maximise the use of information and intelligence in line with force objectives and to minimise risk, which includes the Force, our staff, our partners and the public. To that end the last year has been extremely busy with a wide variety of challenges which included not just the setting up of the new department as a meaningful structure but also the reviewing of work practices and processes. This has enabled long standing conventions to be challenged and changes, where appropriate, to be introduced that are already starting to deliver in terms of identifiable and measurable business benefits.”

Words of Appreciation

Thank you for another excellent presentation to our pupils – relevant, interesting and well delivered. Morrison’s Academy, Crieff

Words of Appreciation

Thanks to your officers for the super job they did in assisting us in re-capturing 6 of our racehorses which had escaped. GB, Glencarse

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statement

Statement of Corporate Governance I am responsible for the development, implementation and management of the Board’s Local Code of Corporate Governance and part of this responsibility extends to reviewing and reporting annually on compliance and effectiveness in practice of the Code. In addition, the Chief Internal Auditor is required independently to review our corporate governance arrangements and provide a report and opinion on these each year to the Board. A schedule has been produced which demonstrates how the Force discharges the principles of the Code across its divisions and departments under each of the five dimensions:

Community Focus

Service Delivery Arrangements

Structure and Processes

Risk Management and Internal Controls

Standards of Conduct

The Force has underlined its commitment to corporate governance in a number of ways this year, most notably by:

Setting and publishing challenging performance targets in pursuit of improved service delivery and meeting or performing well in each of those areas.

Engaging with our communities and other stakeholders on a regular basis.

Monitoring performance against Force targets and objectives and ensuring performance management remains a priority.

Provision of a risk management workshop to senior staff resulting in the development of a revised corporate risk register.

Adoption of the EFQM model to drive improvement forward within the Force.

Implementing a range of service delivery improvements under the Force’s ADVANCE programme.

Reviewing the scrutiny arrangements of the Board to combine these within an Audit and Scrutiny sub-committee.

Supporting the development of the Single Outcome Agreements in the constituent councils.

Re-focusing our business continuity methodology.

Further work will take place next year in the following areas:

Development of an overarching risk management strategy and divisional/ departmental risk registers to embed risk management further within the Force.

Completion of the work around business continuity methodology.

Carrying out a formal review and update of the Local Code against the new CIPFA/SOLACE guidelines.

Accepting that this further work will be undertaken in 2009-10, I am satisfied, based on statements and reports prepared by the Chief Officers of the Force and Chief Internal Auditor that our corporate governance arrangements are adequate and operating effectively. Kevin Mathieson Chief Constable

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statistics Police Annual Statistical Tables 2008-2009 Group 1 Classification of Crimes and Offences Group 1 – Crimes of Violence Murder Attempted Murder Culpable Homicide Serious Assault Robbery (incl attempts) Child Cruelty/Neglect Poss of a Firearm w/I to end. life Abduction Threats Others Table 1

Group 2 Classification of Crimes and Offences Group 2 – Crimes of Indecency Rape Assault with intent to Rape Indecent Assault Lewd & Libidinous Practices Indecent Exposure Others Table 2

Group 3 Classification of Crimes and Offences Group 3 – Crimes of Dishonesty

CENTRAL DIVISION April 2007 to March 2008

April 2008 to March 2009

EASTERN DIVISION April 2007 to March 2008

April 2008 to March 2009

WESTERN DIVISION April 2007 to March 2008

April 2008 to March 2009

TAYSIDE POLICE April 2007 to March 2008

April 2008 to March 2009

Made Cleared Made Cleared Made Cleared Made Cleared Made Cleared Made Cleared Made Cleared Made Cleared Known Up Known Up Known Up Known Up Known Up Known Up Known Up Known Up 2 1 2 3 1 1 2 2 3 3 2 2 6 5 6 7 18 18 24 23 21 21 10 10 17 17 25 26 56 56 59 59 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 2 1 1 103 74 130 88 63 57 54 51 52 50 60 56 218 181 244 195 121 53 136 79 15 12 14 10 40 28 37 28 176 93 187 117 40 39 57 54 24 24 35 37 10 10 21 21 74 73 113 112 14 13 8 8 3 3 6 6 1 1 2 2 18 17 16 16 18 16 8 9 7 7 13 13 7 7 16 16 32 30 37 38 13 9 6 5 6 5 5 6 3 3 18 18 22 17 29 29 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 4 0 4 2 332

223

373

271

CENTRAL DIVISION April 2007 to March 2008

April 2008 to March 2009

142

131

139

135

EASTERN DIVISION April 2007 to March 2008

April 2008 to March 2009

134

120

184

170

608

WESTERN DIVISION April 2007 to March 2008

April 2008 to March 2009

474

696

576

TAYSIDE POLICE April 2007 to March 2008

April 2008 to March 2009

Made Cleared Made Cleared Made Cleared Made Cleared Made Cleared Made Cleared Made Cleared Made Cleared Known Up Known Up Known Up Known Up Known Up Known Up Known Up Known Up 37 27 27 20 10 15 15 12 8 9 12 8 55 51 54 40 3 2 6 5 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 5 3 6 6 59 34 47 28 46 36 21 16 23 14 36 23 128 84 104 67 40 37 51 44 53 51 22 28 27 13 24 15 120 101 97 87 15 8 16 9 7 4 21 17 6 5 8 3 28 17 45 29 49 49 82 79 15 12 22 22 5 3 14 10 69 64 118 111 203

157

229

185

CENTRAL DIVISION April 2007 to March 2008

April 2008 to March 2009

131

118

101

96

EASTERN DIVISION April 2007 to March 2008

April 2008 to March 2009

71

45

94

59

WESTERN DIVISION April 2007 to March 2008

April 2008 to March 2009

405

320

424

340

TAYSIDE POLICE April 2007 to March 2008

April 2008 to March 2009

Made Cleared Made Cleared Made Cleared Made Cleared Made Cleared Made Cleared Made Cleared Made Cleared Known Up Known Up Known Up Known Up Known Up Known Up Known Up Known Up

Theft by Housebreaking etc:Domestic Dwelling Domestic Non-Dwelling Commercial Th. by O.L.P. etc. Th. by O.L.P. to a Motor Vehicle etc. Th./Att. Th. Of M.V. (inc. T.A.D.A.) Sec. 57/Vagrancy Act etc. Theft Theft from a Motor Vehicle Reset Embezzlement Fraud Others

678 219 201 250 692 445 140 4189 213 59 13 469 34

167 43 67 99 112 185 124 2407 37 59 10 373 27

507 270 200 250 524 418 92 4185 184 52 10 309 82

141 54 61 118 107 195 82 2579 27 51 8 213 35

77 87 108 72 65 110 16 1528 75 12 3 135 14

38 25 33 30 24 65 13 852 16 12 3 91 11

84 83 108 196 54 109 23 1609 91 7 2 109 59

32 17 42 118 16 74 14 878 37 7 2 70 43

156 100 144 184 249 173 71 1903 132 21 5 242 19

59 33 45 73 76 95 55 908 33 20 3 215 11

134 68 111 180 128 130 66 2030 117 12 7 180 44

65 27 41 106 32 87 58 1043 26 12 5 134 18

911 406 453 506 1006 728 227 7620 420 92 21 846 67

264 101 145 202 212 345 192 4167 86 91 16 679 49

725 421 419 626 706 657 181 7824 392 71 19 598 185

238 98 144 342 155 356 154 4500 90 70 15 417 96

Table 3

7602

3710

7083

3671

2302

1213

2534

1350

3399

1626

3207

1654

13303 6549

12824

6675

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statistics

Group 4 Classification of Crimes and Offences Group 4 – Crimes of Vandalism, Malicious and Reckless Conduct

CENTRAL DIVISION April 2007 to March 2008

April 2008 to March 2009

EASTERN DIVISION April 2007 to March 2008

April 2008 to March 2009

WESTERN DIVISION April 2007 to March 2008

April 2008 to March 2009

TAYSIDE POLICE April 2007 to March 2008

April 2008 to March 2009

Made Cleared Made Cleared Made Cleared Made Cleared Made Cleared Made Cleared Made Cleared Made Cleared Known Up Known Up Known Up Known Up Known Up Known Up Known Up Known Up

Fireraising Malicious Damage/Vandalism Others

110 3252 109

43 853 69

116 2837 114

33 761 68

67 1823 75

32 574 61

62 1793 69

25 629 50

59 1729 53

24 605 47

52 1500 61

20 544 51

236 6804 237

99 2032 177

230 6130 244

78 1934 169

Table 4

3471

965

3067

862

1965

667

1924

704

1841

676

1613

615

7277

2308

6604

2181

Group 5 Classification of Crimes and Offences

CENTRAL DIVISION April 2007 to March 2008

April 2008 to March 2009

EASTERN DIVISION April 2007 to March 2008

April 2008 to March 2009

WESTERN DIVISION April 2007 to March 2008

April 2008 to March 2009

Group 5 – Other Crimes

Made Cleared Made Cleared Made Cleared Made Cleared Made Cleared Made Cleared Known Up Known Up Known Up Known Up Known Up Known Up Public Mischief/Wasting Police Time 144 144 117 114 55 54 37 37 64 63 56 56 Escape and Rescue 7 7 8 8 11 11 9 9 41 41 14 14 Resisting Arrest & Obstruct. Constable 233 233 185 185 109 109 127 127 172 172 195 195 General Attempts to Pervert 78 77 53 46 34 33 28 26 68 68 64 57 Sex offenders 1 1 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Bail ~ Fail to keep Conditions 877 871 393 378 202 201 228 226 209 206 244 242 Offensive Weapons etc 179 177 205 199 71 70 92 88 70 67 113 110 Drugs ~ Supply, Possession w.i. etc 243 244 275 273 139 142 161 160 205 211 194 199 Drugs ~ Possession 987 983 1200 1185 350 350 495 495 590 590 793 789 Drugs ~ Others 22 20 28 31 5 5 8 7 6 5 9 8 Others 88 83 78 75 31 32 43 42 20 18 40 39 Table 5

Group 1 to 5 Classification of Crimes and Offences Group 5 – Other Crimes

2859

2840

2549

2501

CENTRAL DIVISION April 2007 to March 2008

April 2008 to March 2009

1007

1007

1228

1217

EASTERN DIVISION April 2007 to March 2008

April 2008 to March 2009

1445

1441

1722

1709

WESTERN DIVISION April 2007 to March 2008

April 2008 to March 2009

TAYSIDE POLICE April 2007 to March 2008

April 2008 to March 2009

Made Cleared Made Cleared Known Up Known Up 263 261 210 207 59 59 31 31 514 514 507 507 180 178 145 129 1 1 7 7 1288 1278 865 846 320 314 410 397 587 597 630 632 1927 1923 2488 2469 33 30 45 46 139 133 161 156 5311

5288

5499

5427

TAYSIDE POLICE April 2007 to March 2008

April 2008 to March 2009

Made Cleared Made Cleared Made Cleared Made Cleared Made Cleared Made Cleared Made Cleared Made Cleared Known Up Known Up Known Up Known Up Known Up Known Up Known Up Known Up

Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 Group 5

332 203 7602 3471 2859

223 157 3710 965 2840

373 229 7083 3067 2549

271 185 3671 862 2501

142 131 2302 1965 1007

131 118 1213 667 1007

139 101 2534 1924 1228

135 96 1350 704 1217

134 71 3399 1841 1445

120 45 1626 676 1441

184 94 3207 1613 1722

170 59 1654 615 1709

TOTALS

14467 7895

13301

7490

5547

3136

5926

3502

6890

3908

6820

4207 26904 14939 26047 15199

30

608 474 405 320 13303 6549 7277 2308 5311 5288

696 424 12824 6604 5499

576 340 6675 2181 5427


Complaints about the Police 2008-09 Complaints and Allegations by Member of Staff

ON-DUTY

OFF-DUTY

QUALITY OF SERVICE

TOTAL

1. Number of complaint CASES against a MEMBER OF THE POLICE FORCE

433

2. Number of complaint ALLEGATIONS against POLICE OFFICERS received during the year

N/A

15

5. Total complaint ALLEGATIONS disposed of

413

25

70

508

1. Withdrawn by complainer

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

2. Abandoned due to non co-operation of complainer

1

2

0

1

2

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

8

3. Unsubstantiated by available evidence

1

0

3

2

0

1

2

3

0

0

4

0

16

4. Resolved by explanation to complainer

3

3

44

56

44

10

23

8

4

1

6

9

211

5. Leading to No Proceedings by PF

82

9

2

3

0

7

1

10

4

0

18

0

136

6. Leading to criminal proceedings

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

2

7. Leading to criminal conviction

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

2

8. Resulting in advice

0

0

2

5

1

6

1

2

0

0

0

0

17

Breakdown of ON-DUTY Complaint Allegations Disposed of

Traffic Irregularity or offence

TOTAL

0

Other – Non Criminal

15

Other - Criminal

4. Number of complaint ALLEGATIONS against SPECIAL CONSTABLES received during the year

Corrupt Practice

23

Discriminatory Behaviour

N/A

Unlawful / Unnecessary Arrest or Detention

1

Oppressive Conduct/Harrasment

22

Irregularity in Procedure

3. Number of complaint ALLEGATIONS against POLICE STAFF received during the year

Neglect of Duty

423

Incivility

N/A

Excessive Force

15

Assault

408

9. Resulting in misconduct procedures

0

0

2

11

2

0

2

0

0

0

1

1

19

TOTAL

87

14

53

79

50

25

30

23

8

1

31

12

413

Misconduct Cases/Disposals Conduct Cases

No. Raised

No. Disposed

76

75

Disposal of conduct cases

TOTAL

1. Number of cases where misconduct allegations/matters were taken to a misconduct hearing

13

2. Number of cases disposed by warning in terms of regulation 5(2) – if known

7

3. Number of cases disposed by warning in terms of regulation 5(3)

2

4. Number of cases disposed by warning in terms of regulation 6(6)

16

5. Number of cases involving resignation prior to completion of enquiry

4

6. Number of cases – counselled

16

7. Number of cases where no action taken

3

8. Number of unsubstantiated cases

14

9. Other

0

TOTAL

75

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statistics Authorisation of officers and issue of firearms As at 31 March 2009 Number of officers authorized by Chief Constable as firearms users

54

Number of operations against persons known or believed to be armed in which firearms were issued

47

Number of occasions on which firearms were issued for protection purposes

15

Number of persons who received specific armed protection during the year

13

Number of times firearms were issued to destroy crazed animals

2

Number of incidents where firearms were discharged by the police (destruction of crazed animals)

2

Racist Incident Reports

Incidents Reported

Number of cases where persons apprehended, reported or warned

2007/2008

2008/2009

2007/2008

2008/2009

Central

244

215

177

155

Eastern

50

65

37

52

Western

86

88

76

72

380

368

290

279

Abuse/Breach of the Peace

312

301

Vandalism

27

12

Assault

36

52

Others

5

3

380

368

Total

Breakdown of Types of Incidents

Total

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Table of comparison ~ Road Collisions and Casualties 2007/2008

2008/2009

Increase/Decrease

% Change

Total collisions

1518

1304

-214

-14.1%

Persons killed

2

4

2

100.0%

Persons seriously injured

48

57

9

18.8%

Persons slightly injured

267

238

-29

-10.9%

Overall total ~ killed and injured

317

299

-18

-5.7%

Total collisions

1229

1198

-31

-2.5%

Persons killed

12

11

-1

-8.3%

Persons seriously injured

74

62

-12

-16.2%

Persons slightly injured

310

271

-39

-12.6%

Overall total ~ killed and injured

396

344

-52

-13.1%

Total collisions

1713

1652

-61

-3.6%

Persons killed

15

10

-5

-33.3%

Persons seriously injured

109

106

-3

-2.8%

Persons slightly injured

380

343

-37

-9.7%

Overall total ~ killed and injured

504

459

-45

-8.9%

Total collisions

4460

4154

-306

-6.9%

Persons killed

29

25

-4

-13.8%

Persons seriously injured

231

225

-6

-2.6%

Persons slightly injured

957

852

-105

-11.0%

Overall total ~ killed and injured

1217

1102

-115

-9.4%

Central Division ~ Dundee District

Eastern Division ~ Angus District

Western Division ~ Perth & Kinross

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statistics Fatal Collision Pattern - 1990 - 2008/2009

Collision Pattern - 1990 - 2008/2009

Number of Fatal Collisions

Number of Injury Collisions

60

2000 53

50

1500

1569 1488

44

1388 1368 1369

40

40 40

1249 1283 1208

1221

36

1157

1146

34

30

1335 1267

36

1000

31

30

29 29

29

25 26

20

27 28

1047 994

29

987

997 956 882

23

22

500 10 0

Number of Fatal Casualties

2007/08

2008/09

2006/07

2005/06

2004/05

2003/04

2001/02

2002/03

2000/01

1998/99

1999/00

1996/97 1997/98

1995/96

1993

8000 7000

70

6883 6773 6574 6517

60

6390

6000 5000

50

34

2008/09

2007/08

2006/07

2005/06

2004/05

2003/04

2002/03

2001/02

2008/09

2007/08

2006/07

2005/06

2004/05

2003/04

2002/03

2001/02

2000/01

1998/99

1999/00

1996/97 1997/98

1995/96

1993

1994

0 1992

0 1991

1000

1990

10

2000/01

2000

1998/99

25

1999/00

25

1996/97 1997/98

25

3000 29

27

1995/96

33 30

28

1993

30

4154

37 34

1994

36

1992

38

4480 4419 4460

4000

42

20

5232 5261 4714 4826

45

45

40

5933 5948 5857 5890 5859

1991

51

6111

1990

50

34

1994

1991

Number of Collisions

80 70

1992

1990

2007/08

2008/09

2006/07

2005/06

2004/05

2003/04

2001/02

2002/03

2000/01

1998/99

1999/00

1996/97 1997/98

1995/96

1993

1994

1991

1992

1990

0


Equality & Diversity Monitoring WORKFORCE PROFILE AT 31 MARCH 2009 Tayside Police has carried out equality and diversity monitoring for some time in relation to gender, ethnic origin and age. In July 2008, an automated equality and diversity monitoring questionnaire was introduced via the HR database which also included disability, sexual orientation and religion and belief. The survey was completed at the end of September 2008 with 95% of Police Officers and 85% of Police Staff who had access to the equality and diversity questionnaire completing it. This was an excellent return rate. It appears that some members of police staff have less cause to access the HR database as part of their day-to-day duties and this would count for the difference in completion rates between police officers and police staff. In addition, a number of staff did not have access to the questionnaire and these staff together with the profile for special constables will be included as part of phase 2 of the extension to equality and diversity monitoring. The workforce profile at 31 March 2009 for each of the six strands of equality are as follows:

Gender

Ethnic Origin

Disability

POLICE OFFICERS

POLICE OFFICERS

POLICE OFFICERS

FEMALE 25.5%

MALE 74.5%

••

WHITE 93.7%

BME 1.2%

CHOOSE NOT TO DISCLOSE 5.1%

••

YES 1.4% NO/CHOOSE NOT TO DISCLOSE 98.6%

Gender

Ethnic Origin

Disability

POLICE STAFF

POLICE STAFF

POLICE STAFF

FEMALE 66.3%

MALE 33.7%

••

WHITE 94.8%

BME 0.9%

CHOOSE NOT TO DISCLOSE 4.3%

••

YES 2.0% NO/CHOOSE NOT TO DISCLOSE 98.0%

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statistics Sexual Orientation

Religion or Belief

Age

POLICE OFFICERS

POLICE OFFICERS

POLICE OFFICERS

•• ••

•• •• •

•• •

HETEROSEXUAL 80.5% GAY/LESBIAN/BISEXUAL 1.5% CHOOSE NOT TO DISCLOSE 7.1% UNKNOWN 10.9%

CHRISTIAN RELIGIONS 49.8% OTHER RELIGIONS 1.0% CHOOSE NOT TO DISCLOSE 13.5%

•• •

16-24 4.0%

35-44 39.9%

55-64 0.1%

NO RELIGION OR BELIEF 24.8% UNKNOWN 10.9%

Religion or Belief

Age

POLICE STAFF

POLICE STAFF

POLICE STAFF

•• ••

•• •• •

•• •

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GAY/LESBIAN/BISEXUAL 0.5% CHOOSE NOT TO DISCLOSE 4.4% UNKNOWN 21.9%

45-54 24.4%

65+ 0.0%

Sexual Orientation

HETEROSEXUAL 73.2%

25-34 31.2%

CHRISTIAN RELIGIONS 44.9% OTHER RELIGIONS 2.0% CHOOSE NOT TO DISCLOSE 7.5% NO RELIGION OR BELIEF 23.7% UNKNOWN 21.9%

•• •

16-24 4.8%

35-44 28.9%

55-64 18.4%

25-34 15.8% 45-54 31.4%

65+ 0.7%


Police Rank Profile (as at 31 March 2009) Rank

Total

%

Female

%

Male

%

Minority Ethnic Officers

%

Chief Constable

1

0.08

0

0.00

1

100.00

0

0.00

Deputy Chief Constable

1

0.08

1

100.00

0

0.00

0

0.00

Assistant Chief Constable

1

0.08

0

0.00

1

100.00

0

0.00

Chief Superintendent

7

0.58

1

14.29

6

85.71

0

0.00

Superintendent

8

0.66

0

0.00

8

100.00

0

0.00

Chief Inspector

22

1.82

4

18.18

18

81.82

0

0.00

Inspector

50

4.12

6

12.00

44

88.00

1

2.00

Sergeant

163

13.44

22

13.50

141

86.50

2

1.23

Constable

960

79.14

275

28.65

685

71.35

12

1.25

Totals

1213

100.00

309

25.47

904

74.53

15

1.24

Promoted Posts

253

34

13.44

219

86.56

3

1.19

Officers working part-time/job share

51

46

90.20

5

9.80

0

0.00

Number of Officers on 30+ Scheme

17

1

5.88

16

94.12

0

0.00

199

83

41.71

116

58.29

3

1.51

Special Constables

COMMENTS: The above figures include officers who are on central service/secondment, whose posts are externally funded and those who are on career breaks. The above figures also include the following temporary promotions. 2 Temporary Superintendents (Male) 2 Temporary Chief Inspectors (Male) 1 Temporary Inspector (Male) 3 Temporary Sergeants (2 Female, 1 Male) Please note that there is also one additional secondment at the rank of Chief Constable who is not included in the above total due to the type of analysis required for Equality and Diversity Monitoring. NOTE: The figures reported for minority ethnic staff are based upon staff who have self classified themselves in one of the following categories: Bangladeshi, Black African, Black Caribbean, Chinese, Indian, Mixed, other Asian background, other Black background, other Ethnic background or Pakistani. Since March 2008, the number of police officers who have self-classified as coming from a minority ethnic background has increased from 13 to 15 (1.2%). Since March 2008, the total number of female officers has increased by 18 to 309 (25.5%), whilst the total number of male officers has increased by 16 to 904 (75.5%). During the last five years there has been a 4.4% increase in the number of female officers within the force. The number of promoted posts (Sergeant and above) for female officers has increased by three to 34 (13.4%). Three officers who have self-classified as coming from a minority ethnic background are in promoted posts. Since March 2008, the total number of police officers who work on a part time or job share basis within the force has increased by 13 to 51 (4.2%). There has been an increase of four male police officers who work on a part-time basis. Since March 2008, the number of special constables who have self-classified as coming from a minority ethnic background has decreased by one to three (1.5%). One special constable joined the force as a regular police officer during the last year. Since March 2008, the total number of special constables has increased by 23 to 199. The total number of female special constables has increased by 22 to 83 (41.7%) and the number of male special constables has increased by one to 116 (58.3%).

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statistics Police Staff Profile (as at 31 March 2009) Grade

Total

Female

%

Male

%

Total Minority Ethnic

%

Chief Officers (CO)

2

1

50.00

1

50.00

0

0.00

Professional (PO)

25

15

60.00

10

40.00

0

0.00

Technical (TE)

13

4

30.77

9

69.23

0

0.00

Administrative (AP)

279

190

68.10

89

31.90

4

1.43

Clerical (GS)

274

184

67.15

90

32.85

1

0.36

Totals split by Grades

593

394

66.44

199

33.56

5

0.84

Total unique number of Police Staff

588

390

66.33

198

33.67

5

0.85

Number of Job-Share Police Staff

29

24

82.76

5

17.24

0

0.00

Number of Part-Time Police Staff

157

133

84.71

24

15.29

2

1.27

Number of Temporary Contracts

23

13

56.52

10

43.48

0

0.00

COMMENTS: Please note that some members of police staff hold more than one post at different grades and for the purposes of Equality and Diversity Monitoring this is incorporated into the report. The total unique number of police staff is also reflected. Since March 2008, the number of police staff who have self-classified as coming from a minority ethnic background remains the same at five (0.8%). The number of male police staff has decreased and this is partly due to the transfer of IT staff to the Scottish Police Services Authority (SPSA) on 1 April 2008. A total of 31.6% of police staff work on a job-share or part-time basis. This has decreased by 2.5% since March 2008. Two staff who have self-classified as coming from a minority ethnic background work on a part time or job share basis.

Criminal Justice Board – Cases Reported Target – 80% of cases to be reported to COPFS within 28 days Reports to PF

2008/2009 % within 28 days

Reports to PF

2007/2008 % within 28 days

April

1570

88.41

2025

80.20

May

1705

86.45

1928

79.30

June

1804

86.92

2000

64.90

July

1852

91.36

1676

80.30

August

2002

84.32

2014

69.70

September

2069

88.55

1843

71.00

October

1660

88.49

1850

68.60

November

1353

88.40

1845

81.20

December

1439

88.40

1147

88.60

January

1395

83.38

1943

80.40

February

1135

78.22

1413

91.10

March

1355

81.82

1990

88.50

Total

19339

Average

38

21674 86.23%

78.65%


Number of Working Days Lost 2007/2008 Police Officers

2008/2009

Total Police Police Officer Strength Staff

Total Police Staff Strength

Police Total Police Officers Officer Strength

Police Staff

Total Police Staff Strength

Central

5140

442

1027

79

3829

448

1031

84

Eastern

3098

244

734

64

2875

259

969

66

Western

2615

292

576

70

2546

309

660

66

Headquarters

979

172

5304

386

493

20

1902

150

FIID

162

42

699

63

Operational Support

655

109

1396

162

10560

1187

6657

591

Total

11832

Percentage

4.64%

1150

7641

599

5.60%

4.35%

5.24%

Please note that on 1 June 2008, Force restructuring resulted in the formation of two new Divisions i.e. Force Information and Intelligence (FIID) and Operational Support. Police Officer absence has decreased by 1272 working days compared to 2007/08. This figure shows a continued improvement over previous years and emphasises the Force’s commitment to staff health and wellbeing. Police Staff absence has also decreased by 984 working days compared to 2007/08. The Force continues to work in partnership with OHSAS, our occupational health providers to continuously improve attendance levels and provide support and specialist advice to all staff.

Reporting of Health and Safety Performance 1

Proactive Work Tayside Police have adopted the RoSPA Quality Safety Audit system which aligns itself with HS(G) 65 Successful Health and Safety Management. An internal Audit in 2003 scored 74% In 2006 an external audit scored 82% Towards the end of 2009 a further external audit will be carried out. Thirteen recommendations made from the 2006 audit have been completed with six still on going. Tayside Police was subject to an HSE Management Inspection in 2008, the only one to be held in Scotland that year. A very positive report was received and of the 13 recommendations made 10 have been completed with three ongoing.

2

Reactive Work 2008/9

2007/8

2006/7

2005/6

Accidents to Police Staff

22

33

41

46

Lost Time accidents Police Officers Violence

6

11

11

15

36

37

38

47

113

156

463

611

1033

712

841

1292

Total Number of Lost Time Accidents Days lost due to Police Officer Violence Total Days Lost RIDDORS Total

20

21

19

29

1230

970

1413

2040

The total number of lost time accidents is the lowest for seven years. The days lost due to police officer violence has been achieved by a more robust management of officer safety training, better training using violence data, better equipment and involvement of Federation Health and Safety Reps. Days lost in 2008/9 included a Road Traffic Collision and two broken hips which accounted for 544 days.

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Useful Contact Numbers and Information Tayside Police Headquarters PO Box 59 West Bell Street Dundee DD1 9JU

Recruitment 01382 596212 Email: recruitment@tayside.pnn.police.uk Freedom of Information Officer Tayside Police Headquarters

In a non-emergency situation – to report an incident or crime, or for any other enquiry, call 0300 111 2222

PO Box 59

IN AN EMERGENCY DIAL 999

West Bell Street Dundee

Fax: 01382 200449 Email: mail@tayside.pnn.police.uk www.tayside.police.uk

DD1 9JU

Textphone: Helpline for users who are deaf or speech impaired – 01382 204500

Crimestoppers

Telephone –

01382 596169

Email – information@tayside.pnn.police.uk

To provide anonymous information concerning any crime or incidents in your area, call the independent

Lost and Found Property Dundee Forfar Perth

charity Crimestoppers on – 01382 591591 01307 303571 01738 892590

Firearms Administration Based at Force HQ in Dundee – 01382 596858

Drugs Hotline To provide information about drugs related incidents or activities in your area, call – 01382 201444

0800 555 111

If you require a copy of this document in a community language or large print, please telephone 01382 596708, fax 01382 225772, or email mail@tayside.pnn.police.uk This document is available to download from our website - www.tayside.police.uk


Statistical Tables Group 1 Classification of Crimes and Offences Group 1 – Crimes of Violence Murder Attempted Murder Culpable Homicide Serious Assault Robbery (incl attempts) Child Cruelty/Neglect Poss of a Firearm w/I to end. life Abduction Threats Others Table 1 Group 2 Classification of Crimes and Offences Group 2 – Crimes of Indecency Rape Assault with intent to Rape Indecent Assault Lewd & Libidinous Practices Indecent Exposure Others Table 2 Group 3 Classification of Crimes and Offences Group 3 – Crimes of Dishonesty Theft by Housebreaking etc:Domestic Dwelling Domestic Non-Dwelling Commercial Th. by O.L.P. etc. Th. by O.L.P. to a Motor Vehicle etc. Th./Att. Th. Of M.V. (inc. T.A.D.A.) Sec. 57/Vagrancy Act etc. Theft Theft from a Motor Vehicle Reset Embezzlement Fraud Others Table 3

CENTRAL DIVISION April 2007 to March 2008 Made Cleared Known Up

2 18 0 103 121 40 14 18 13 3 332

1 18 0 74 53 39 13 16 9 0 223

EASTERN DIVISION

April 2008 to March 2009 Made Cleared Known Up

2 24 1 130 136 57 8 8 6 1 373

3 23 1 88 79 54 8 9 5 1 271

April 2007 to March 2008 Made Cleared Known Up

1 21 1 63 15 24 3 7 6 1 142

CENTRAL DIVISION April 2007 to March 2008 Made Cleared Known Up

37 3 59 40 15 49 203

27 2 34 37 8 49 157

2 10 0 54 14 35 6 13 5 0 139

2 10 0 51 10 37 6 13 6 0 135

April 2007 to March 2008 Made Cleared Known Up

3 17 1 52 40 10 1 7 3 0 134

EASTERN DIVISION

April 2008 to March 2009 Made Cleared Known Up

27 6 47 51 16 82 229

1 21 1 57 12 24 3 7 5 0 131

WESTERN DIVISION

April 2008 to March 2009 Made Cleared Known Up

20 5 28 44 9 79 185

April 2007 to March 2008 Made Cleared Known Up

10 0 46 53 7 15 131

CENTRAL DIVISION

15 0 36 51 4 12 118

2 25 0 60 37 21 2 16 18 3 184

2 26 0 56 28 21 2 16 18 1 170

April 2007 to March 2008 Made Cleared Known Up

6 56 2 218 176 74 18 32 22 4 608

WESTERN DIVISION

April 2008 to March 2009 Made Cleared Known Up

15 0 21 22 21 22 101

3 17 1 50 28 10 1 7 3 0 120

TAYSIDE POLICE

April 2008 to March 2009 Made Cleared Known Up

12 1 16 28 17 22 96

April 2007 to March 2008 Made Cleared Known Up

8 2 23 27 6 5 71

EASTERN DIVISION

9 1 14 13 5 3 45

6 59 1 244 187 113 16 37 29 4 696

7 59 1 195 117 112 16 38 29 2 576

TAYSIDE POLICE

April 2008 to March 2009 Made Cleared Known Up

12 0 36 24 8 14 94

5 56 2 181 93 73 17 30 17 0 474

April 2008 to March 2009 Made Cleared Known Up

8 0 23 15 3 10 59

April 2007 to March 2008 Made Cleared Known Up

55 5 128 120 28 69 405

WESTERN DIVISION

51 3 84 101 17 64 320

April 2008 to March 2009 Made Cleared Known Up

54 6 104 97 45 118 424

40 6 67 87 29 111 340

TAYSIDE POLICE

April 2007 to March 2008 Made Cleared Known Up

April 2008 to March 2009 Made Cleared Known Up

April 2007 to March 2008 Made Cleared Known Up

April 2008 to March 2009 Made Cleared Known Up

April 2007 to March 2008 Made Cleared Known Up

April 2008 to March 2009 Made Cleared Known Up

April 2007 to March 2008 Made Cleared Known Up

April 2008 to March 2009 Made Cleared Known Up

678 219 201 250 692 445 140 4189 213 59 13 469 34 7602

507 270 200 250 524 418 92 4185 184 52 10 309 82 7083

77 87 108 72 65 110 16 1528 75 12 3 135 14 2302

84 83 108 196 54 109 23 1609 91 7 2 109 59 2534

156 100 144 184 249 173 71 1903 132 21 5 242 19 3399

134 68 111 180 128 130 66 2030 117 12 7 180 44 3207

911 406 453 506 1006 728 227 7620 420 92 21 846 67 13303

725 421 419 626 706 657 181 7824 392 71 19 598 185 12824

167 43 67 99 112 185 124 2407 37 59 10 373 27 3710

141 54 61 118 107 195 82 2579 27 51 8 213 35 3671

38 25 33 30 24 65 13 852 16 12 3 91 11 1213

32 17 42 118 16 74 14 878 37 7 2 70 43 1350

59 33 45 73 76 95 55 908 33 20 3 215 11 1626

65 27 41 106 32 87 58 1043 26 12 5 134 18 1654

264 101 145 202 212 345 192 4167 86 91 16 679 49 6549

238 98 144 342 155 356 154 4500 90 70 15 417 96 6675


Group 4 Classification of Crimes and Offences Group 4 – Crimes of Vandalism, Malicious and Reckless Conduct Fireraising Malicious Damage/Vandalism Others Table 4

Group 5 Classification of Crimes and Offences Group 5 – Other Crimes Public Mischief/Wasting Police Time Escape and Rescue Resisting Arrest & Obstruct. Constable General Attempts to Pervert Sex offenders Bail ~ Fail to keep Conditions Offensive Weapons etc Drugs ~ Supply, Possession w.i. etc Drugs ~ Possession Drugs ~ Others Others Table 5

Groups 1 to 5 Classification of Crimes and Offences

CENTRAL DIVISION

EASTERN DIVISION

WESTERN DIVISION

TAYSIDE POLICE

April 2007 to March 2008 Made Cleared Known Up

April 2008 to March 2009 Made Cleared Known Up

April 2007 to March 2008 Made Cleared Known Up

April 2008 to March 2009 Made Cleared Known Up

April 2007 to March 2008 Made Cleared Known Up

April 2008 to March 2009 Made Cleared Known Up

April 2007 to March 2008 Made Cleared Known Up

110 3252 109 3471

116 2837 114 3067

67 1823 75 1965

62 1793 69 1924

59 1729 53 1841

52 1500 61 1613

236 6804 237 7277

43 853 69 965

33 761 68 862

CENTRAL DIVISION April 2008 to March 2009 Made Cleared Known Up

144 7 233 78 1 877 179 243 987 22 88 2859

117 8 185 53 7 393 205 275 1200 28 78 2549

114 8 185 46 7 378 199 273 1185 31 75 2501

April 2007 to March 2008 Made Cleared Known Up

55 11 109 34 0 202 71 139 350 5 31 1007

CENTRAL DIVISION April 2007 to March 2008 Made Cleared Known Up

25 629 50 704

EASTERN DIVISION

April 2007 to March 2008 Made Cleared Known Up

144 7 233 77 1 871 177 244 983 20 83 2840

32 574 61 667

54 11 109 33 0 201 70 142 350 5 32 1007

37 9 127 26 0 226 88 160 495 7 42 1217

April 2007 to March 2008 Made Cleared Known Up

230 6130 244 6604

78 1934 169 2181

TAYSIDE POLICE

April 2008 to March 2009 Made Cleared Up Known

April 2007 to March 2008 Made Cleared Known Up

April 2008 to March 2009 Made Cleared Known Up

64 41 172 68 0 209 70 205 590 6 20 1445

56 14 195 64 0 244 113 194 793 9 40 1722

263 59 514 180 1 1288 320 587 1927 33 139 5311

210 31 507 145 7 865 410 630 2488 45 161 5499

63 41 172 68 0 206 67 211 590 5 18 1441

56 14 195 57 0 242 110 199 789 8 39 1709

WESTERN DIVISION

April 2008 to March 2009 Made Cleared Known Up

99 2032 177 2308

April 2007 to March 2008 Made Cleared Known Up

EASTERN DIVISION

April 2008 to March 2009 Made Cleared Known Up

20 544 51 615

WESTERN DIVISION

April 2008 to March 2009 Made Cleared Known Up

37 9 127 28 0 228 92 161 495 8 43 1228

24 605 47 676

April 2008 to March 2009 Made Cleared Known Up

April 2007 to March 2008 Made Cleared Known Up

261 59 514 178 1 1278 314 597 1923 30 133 5288

207 31 507 129 7 846 397 632 2469 46 156 5427

TAYSIDE POLICE

April 2008 to March 2009 Made Cleared Known Up

April 2007 to March 2008 Made Cleared Known Up

April 2008 to March 2009 Made Cleared Known Up

Group 1

332

223

373

271

142

131

139

135

134

120

184

170

608

474

696

576

Group 2

203

157

229

185

131

118

101

96

71

45

94

59

405

320

424

340

Group 3

7602

3710

7083

3671

2302

1213

2534

1350

3399

1626

3207

1654

13303

6549

12824

6675

Group 4

3471

965

3067

862

1965

667

1924

704

1841

676

1613

615

7277

2308

6604

2181

Group 5

2859

2840

2549

2501

1007

1007

1228

1217

1445

1441

1722

1709

5311

5288

5499

5427

TOTALS

14467

7895

13301

7490

5547

3136

5926

3502

6890

3908

6820

4207

26904

14939

26047

15199


Group 6 Classification of Crimes and Offences

CENTRAL DIVISION April 2007 to March 2008 Made Cleared Known Up

Miscellaneous Offences Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Petty Assault Breach of the Peace Racially Agg. Harassment/Conduct False Calls and Bomb Hoaxes Children and Young Persons Act Cruelty to Animals (except Dogs) Offences involving Animals and Birds Dogs Act and Orders Explosives and Firearms Fishery Laws Game Laws Deer (S) Act Offences Liquor Laws - Drunkenness Liquor Laws - Licensees Liquor Laws – Other Offences Civic Govt. (S) Act and Similar Provs. Public Health Bicycle Offences Obstruction on Roads and Bridges Trespass Acts, etc Other Group 6 Offences Table 6

Group 7 Classification of Crimes and Offences Dangerous and Careless Driving Road Traffic Act 1988, Section 4 Road Traffic Act 1988, Section 5 *Vehicle Excise Act Offences *Speeding in Built-up Areas *Speeding outwith Built-up Areas *Other Motor Vehicle Offences Table 7 *Including Conditional Offers

0 2400 2906 179 4 9 9 1 24 20 3 0 0 544 13 39 6 67 14 5 6 747 6996

0 1685 2906 149 4 9 9 1 24 20 3 0 0 544 13 39 6 67 14 5 6 747 6251

EASTERN DIVISION

WESTERN DIVISION

TAYSIDE POLICE

April 2008 to March 2009 Made Cleared Known Up

April 2007 to March 2008 Made Cleared Known Up

April 2008 to March 2009 Made Cleared Known Up

April 2007 to March 2008 Made Cleared Known Up

April 2008 to April 2007 to March 2009 March 2008 Made Cleared Made Cleared Known Up Up Known

0 2332 2519 157 1 4 5 1 13 10 0 0 0 392 20 21 6 64 4 2 0 675 6226

0 1336 1488 36 1 9 0 1 39 22 1 0 0 89 5 25 15 36 19 5 1 318 3446

0 1394 1294 53 1 6 4 4 15 15 0 0 0 101 8 14 6 34 6 1 7 271

0 1118 1294 44 1 6 4 4 15 15 0 0 0 101 8 14 6 34 6 1 7 271

0 1422 1759 65 0 2 2 6 12 11 8 2 4 244 1 14 5 15 4 4 4 372

0 1143 1759 54 0 2 2 6 12 11 8 2 4 244 1 14 5 15 4 4 4 372

3234

2949

1 1288 1503 64 5 0 5 5 22 7 9 3 0 255 1 19 2 15 3 2 2 308 3519

3956

3666

0 1506 2519 115 1 4 5 1 13 10 0 0 0 392 20 21 6 64 4 2 0 675 5358

0 1075 1488 28 1 9 0 2 39 22 1 0 0 89 5 25 15 36 19 5 1 318 3178

1 1040 1503 55 5 0 5 0 22 7 9 3 0 255 1 19 2 15 3 2 2 308 3257

1 5024 5897 279 10 18 14 7 85 49 13 3 0 888 19 83 23 118 36 12 9 1373 13961

April 2008 to March 2009 Made Cleared Known Up

1 3800 5897 232 10 18 14 3 85 49 13 3 0 888 19 83 23 118 36 12 9 1373 12686

0 5148 5572 275 2 12 11 11 40 36 8 2 4 737 29 49 17 113 14 7 11 1318

0 3767 5572 213 2 12 11 11 40 36 8 2 4 737 29 49 17 113 14 7 11 1318

13416

11973

CENTRAL

CENTRAL

EASTERN

EASTERN

WESTERN

WESTERN

FORCE

FORCE

April 2007 to March 2008 Made Cleared Known Up

April 2008 to March 2009 Made Cleared Known Up

April 2007 to March 2008 Made Cleared Known Up

April 2008 to March 2009 Made Cleared Known Up

April 2007 to March 2008 Made Cleared Known Up

April 2008 to March 2009 Made Cleared Known Up

April 2008 to March 2009 Made Cleared Known Up

April 2008 to March 2009 Made Cleared Known Up

240 20 227 388 3290 576 5867 10608

213 21 212 451 1972 372 5025

213 21 212 451 1972 372 5025

253 8 189 195 461 3726 2716

253 8 189 195 461 3726 2716

200 13 213 216 769 6906 4427

666 42 614 862 3202 11004 12168

7548

7548

12744

12744

744 46 652 887 4670 16296 13536 36831

666 42 614 862 3202 11004 12168

8266

209 19 232 283 786 10375 3744 15648

200 13 213 216 769 6906 4427

8266

295 7 193 216 594 5345 3925 10575

28558

28558

240 20 227 388 3290 576 5867 10608

295 7 193 216 594 5345 3925 10575

209 19 232 283 786 10375 3744 15648

744 46 652 887 4670 16296 13536 36831


Complaints about the Police 2008-09

Complaints and Allegations by Member of Staff

ON-DUTY

QUALITY OF SERVICE

OFF-DUTY

TOTAL 433

1. Number of complaint CASES against a MEMBER OF THE POLICE FORCE 2. Number of complaint ALLEGATIONS against POLICE OFFICERS received during the year

408

15

N/A

3. Number of complaint ALLEGATIONS against POLICE STAFF received during the year

22

1

N/A

23

4. Number of complaint ALLEGATIONS against SPECIAL CONSTABLES received during the year

15

0

N/A

15

5. Total complaint ALLEGATIONS disposed of

413

25

70

508

Breakdown of ON-DUTY Complaint Allegations Disposed of

Assault

Excessive Force

Incivility

Neglect of Duty

Irregularity in Procedure

Traffic Irregularity or offence

Oppressive Conduct/Harrasment

Unlawful / Unnecessary Arrest or Detention

Discriminatory Behaviour

Corrupt Practice

Other - Criminal

Other – Non Criminal

TOTAL

423

1. Withdrawn by complainer

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

2. Abandoned due to non co-operation of complainer

1

2

0

1

2

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

8

3. Unsubstantiated by available evidence

1

0

3

2

0

1

2

3

0

0

4

0

16

4. Resolved by explanation to complainer

3

3

44

56

44

10

23

8

4

1

6

9

211

5. Leading to No Proceedings by PF

82

9

2

3

0

7

1

10

4

0

18

0

136

6. Leading to criminal proceedings

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

2

7. Leading to criminal conviction

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

2

8. Resulting in advice

0

0

2

5

1

6

1

2

0

0

0

0

17

9. Resulting in misconduct procedures

0

0

2

11

2

0

2

0

0

0

1

1

19

TOTAL

87

14

53

79

50

25

30

23

8

1

31

12

413


MISCONDUCT CASES/DISPOSALS Conduct Cases

Disposal of conduct cases

No. Raised

No. Disposed

76

75

TOTAL

1. Number of cases where misconduct allegations/matters were taken to a misconduct hearing

13

2. Number of cases disposed by warning in terms of regulation 5(2) – if known

7

3. Number of cases disposed by warning in terms of regulation 5(3)

2

4. Number of cases disposed by warning in terms of regulation 6(6)

16

5. Number of cases involving resignation prior to completion of enquiry

4

6. Number of cases – counselled

16

7. Number of cases where no action taken

3

8. Number of unsubstantiated cases

14

9. Other

0

TOTAL

75

2007/2008

Number of Working Days Lost

2008/2009

Central

Police Officers 5140

Police Staff 1027

Police Officers 3829

Police Staff 1031

Eastern

3098

734

2875

969

Western

2615

576

2546

660

Headquarters

979

5304

1310

3997

Total

11832

7641

10560

6657

Percentage

4.6%

5.6%

4.3%

5.2%


Authorisation of officers and issue of firearms As at 31 March 2009 Number of officers authorized by Chief Constable as firearms users

54

Number of operations against persons known or believed to be armed in which firearms were issued

47

Number of occasions on which firearms were issued for protection purposes

15

Number of persons who received specific armed protection during the year

13

Number of times firearms were issued to destroy crazed animals

2

Number of incidents where firearms were discharged by the police (destruction of crazed animals)

2

Racist Incident Reports

Incidents Reported

Number of cases where persons apprehended, reported or warned

2007/2008

2008/2009

2007/2008

2008/2009

Central

244

215

177

155

Eastern

50

65

37

52

Western

86

88

76

72

Total

380

368

290

279

Abuse/Breach of the Peace

312

301

Vandalism

27

12

Assault

36

52

Others

5

3

380

368

Breakdown of Types of Incidents

Total


Table of comparison ~ Road Collisions and Casualties

2007/2008

2008/2009

Increase/Decrease

% Change

Total collisions

1518

1304

-214

-14.1%

Persons killed

2

4

2

100.0%

Persons seriously injured

48

57

9

18.8%

Persons slightly injured

267

238

-29

-10.9%

Overall total ~ killed and injured

317

299

-18

-5.7%

Total collisions

1229

1198

-31

-2.5%

Persons killed

12

11

-1

-8.3%

Persons seriously injured

74

62

-12

-16.2%

Persons slightly injured

310

271

-39

-12.6%

Overall total ~ killed and injured

396

344

-52

-13.1%

Total collisions

1713

1652

-61

-3.6%

Persons killed

15

10

-5

-33.3%

Persons seriously injured

109

106

-3

-2.8%

Persons slightly injured

380

343

-37

-9.7%

Overall total ~ killed and injured

504

459

-45

-8.9%

Total collisions

4460

4154

-306

-6.9%

Persons killed

29

25

-4

-13.8%

Persons seriously injured

231

225

-6

-2.6%

Persons slightly injured

957

852

-105

-11.0%

Overall total ~ killed and injured

1217

1102

-115

-9.4%

Central Division ~ Dundee District

Eastern Division ~ Angus District

Western Division ~ Perth & Kinross

Tayside


Table of road users killed and injured

Killed

Injured

Totals

2007/2008

2008/2009

2007/2008

2008/2009

2007/2008

2008/2009

Central Division ~ Dundee District Pedestrians Pedal Cyclists Motor Cyclists Motor Cycle Passengers Drivers Passengers Horse Rider Totals

2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

1 1 1 0 1 0 0 4

80 17 26 0 123 69 0 315

73 22 23 2 103 72 0 295

82 17 26 0 123 69 0 317

74 23 24 2 104 72 0 299

Eastern Division ~ Angus District Pedestrians Pedal Cyclists Motor Cyclists Motor Cycle Passengers Drivers Passengers Horse Rider Totals

3 0 1 0 6 2 0 12

1 0 2 0 6 2 0 11

56 15 26 1 196 90 0 384

42 15 12 1 181 82 0 333

59 15 27 1 202 92 0 396

43 15 14 1 187 84 0 344

Western Division ~ Perth & Kinross Pedestrians Pedal Cyclists Motor Cyclists Motor Cycle Passengers Drivers Passengers Horse Rider Totals

4 0 2 0 6 3 0 15

1 0 1 0 4 4 0 10

42 16 42 3 256 130 0 489

42 17 39 1 238 111 1 449

46 14 44 3 262 133 0 504

43 17 40 1 242 115 1 459

Tayside Pedestrians Pedal Cyclists Motor Cyclists Motor Cycle Passengers Drivers Passengers Horse Rider Totals

9 0 3 0 12 5 0 29

3 1 4 0 11 6 0 25

178 48 94 4 575 289 0 1188

157 54 74 4 522 265 1 1077

187 48 97 4 587 294 0 1217

160 55 78 4 533 271 1 1102


Fatal Collision Pattern ~ 1990 – 2008/2009 Num ber of Fatal Collisions 60 50 40 30 53 44

20

36

40

40

36

34 25

10

26

31

29

30

29

29

27

28

29 23

22

0

Num ber of Fatal Casualties

80 70 60 50 40 70

30 51

20 10 0

42

45

50

45

38

36 25

28

34

37 30

25

34

33 27

29

25


Collision Pattern ~ 1990 – 2008/2009

Num ber of Injury Collisions 1800 1600 1400 1200 1000 800

1569

1488

1388

1368

1369

600

1267

1335

1249

1283

1221

1146

1208

1157 994

1047

4714

4826

987

997

956

4480

4419

4460

400

882

200 0

Num ber of Collisions

8000 7000 6000 5000 4000 6883 3000 2000 1000 0

6773

6574

6517

6390

6111

5933

5948

5857

5890

5859

5232

5261

4154

Tayside Police Annual Report 2008-2009  

Chief Constable's Annual Performance Report 2008-2009

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