Police working closely with local communities and other agencies, such as Midlothian Council, is the key to tackling crime in the county.
That’s according to J Division commander Chief Superintendent Gill Imery who has taken charge of policing in Midlothian.
Chief Supt Imery (48) said: “I am very much looking forward to continuing the commitment that has been in place here locally to community policing.
“So that the community can be certain they have got a service, a police service, that very much seeks to understand what the priorities are locally and work with them to meet their varied needs.”
Recent priorities include tackling the local drug supply and domestic break-ins.
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