Local police have received a clean bill of health from Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary for Scotland.
A joint report by HMICS and the Accounts Commission found that Lothian and Borders Police and the force police board were performing well and had a sound basis for future development.
The force was found to be performing well and overall crime rates continued to fall. There was a long-term strategy towards tackling the root cause of crime through effective community policing and local partnerships.
The report highlighted the work done by the Midlothian Council-funded community safety team of police officers in tackling antisocial behaviour including vandalism.
Full story in this week’s Advertiser. On sale now.