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Police Report

Kinross Community Team

From the middle of January 2017, Kinross Police Office have a new designated Community Policing Team.
Sergeant Nichola Forrester is the new Community Sergeant along with Constables Dougie Stapleton and Atholl Spalding.

The new policing model in South Perthshire, including Kinross, allows for locally based community officers to be visible in the area they are dedicated to, engaging with the community.

Constables Stapleton and Spalding will be primarily tasked with identifying repeat issues and tackling them with problem solving approaches. This will include focused activities within the community including dedicated Hi-Visibility foot patrols, speeding issues, neighbourhood disputes and building long-term relationships with the local schools, community groups and Community Councils.

Constables Stapleton and Spalding will be holding Community Surgeries at various locations locally during the forthcoming months where members of the community can meet them and discuss any local Policing issues they may have.

The new Community team has a wealth of not only Police service but community policing experience and are happy to discuss any issues. They can be contacted direct via 101 or via the already set up community e-mail for Kinross. (

PC Spalding is also on Police Scotland twitter and can be followed on or @KinrossPc
From next month there will be a regular updates from the officers regarding local crime issues and ongoing campaigns etc.

Here’s some background to your community policing team.
PC Dougie Stapleton
Dougie joined Police Scotland in 2011 and has been a community officer for four years.
Dougie resides in Kinross and is married with two children, aged 16 and 12. Dougie was born in Liverpool and his hobbies include horticulture, socialising and carpet bowls.
PC Atholl Spalding
Atholl joined Tayside Police in 1997 and has served in Perth, Auchterarder and Crieff as a response officer before spending the last nine years as a Community Officer in Perth City Centre and now Kinross.
Atholl resides in Kinross and has three children aged 14,11 and 7. Atholl was born and bred in Kinross and his hobbies include football, golf and boxing.
Sgt Nichola Forrester
Nicky joined Tayside Police in 1992. She has worked throughout Tayside in various roles including a community role in Perth. PS Forrester has also served as a Community Sergeant in Blairgowrie.
Nicky resides in Perthshire and has two children aged 15 and 17.

Police Scotland – local community
Telephone 101 for non-emergencies
Community Inspector for Perth South (Strathearn, Strathallan & Carse of Gowrie, Almond & Earn, Kinross-shire): PI Kevin Chase.
Community Sergeant (Kinross-shire): Sgt Nicky Forrester.
Community officers for Kinross-shire: PC Atholl Spalding and PC Douglas Stapleton.

Ways of following the Police:

Community Watch
Receive email alerts about criminal incidents in your area, crime prevention advice, flood alerts and much more by signing up to Perth and Kinross Community Watch. The range of information received can be tailored individually; each person signing up can choose which partner agencies they would like to receive messages from. Visit this website for more

Crime Stoppers – Telephone 0800 555 111

This is a free phone number (unless you are using a mobile pone), which any member of the public can contact at any time if you have information relating to a criminal activity of any sort. It is, if you wish, confidential and you cannot be contacted if you choose to remain anonymous.