CRIEFF Police officers are launching a campaign to make Strathearn’s roads safer for everyone. Over the next few months Tayside Police, Crieff Section will be embarking on a proactive Road policing campaign on the local roads and the A9 between Balhaldie and Perth.
Utilising hi tech apparatus in the fight against organised crime and persistent road traffic offenders, officers will be targeting those who use the road to commit crime and persistently contravene Road Traffic Laws such as driving with no insurance.
Using various powers included in Road Traffic, Misuse of Drugs and the Proceeds of Crime legislation, the intention is to deter criminals from using the roads for their own means, to detect any criminal offences being committed and increase road safety awareness.
Officers will be conducting static and mobile patrols, educating the general law abiding public while actively seeking out those intent on committing offences. Robust action will be taken including the issue of conditional offer tickets, ASBO's, reports to the Procurator Fiscal and seizure of motor vehicles.
The success of this operation will also be reliant on information provided by the public, and the Police are appealing to them to help in the fight against crime by passing any information they may have regarding criminal activities, the illegal use of vehicles or information which may assist.
Anyone with any information should contact Tayside Police on 0300 111 2222 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.