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        Shetland Policing Report December 2017     




Date     12/01/2018


To         Shetland Community Councils


From     Chief Inspector Lindsay Tulloch  




The public consultation is for you to tell us what is important to you in your community. Your opinion is valued – we need your opinion to inform our policing. Having your say in the decision making process of Police Scotland is a vital tool for residents of Scotland to be able to shape the way their public services should operate.


It's a very simple process that should only take a few moments of your time but will shape the way that policing is coordinated across Scotland and in your local community.


Please take time and encourage others to complete this questionnaire which can be found at




Consultation on the Disposal of Unused Police Premises


Consultation is important to Police Scotland and provides the opportunity for local communities, partners and stakeholders to influence important policing decisions that will affect them.


This consultation is about the proposed disposal of unused police premises and we are asking for the opinion and views of our local communities and stakeholders before any final decision is made on the disposal of the premises identified. 


Three Police premises have been identified for consideration of disposal on Shetland, including Unst, Whalsay and Sumburgh Airport.


After the consultation is closed we will publish responses where we have been given permission to do so.   The responses will be analysed and used, along with a range of other available information and evidence, to determine which of the identified premises should be disposed of.


Deadline - The consultation closes at midnight on 31 January 2018.


How to respond - The primary way to engage in the consultation is online.   The consultation will be available in printed copy on request, to allow people to respond by post or e-mail.


The consultation will also be available in alternative formats on request, including Large Print, Braille and Easy Read.


Respond Online


To respond online please use the online survey at Citizen Space, which can be found at You can save and return to your response at any time while the Consultation is open. But please ensure that your response is submitted before the consultation closes at midnight on 31 January 2018. 


You can complete the consultation by printing a copy at Appendix A and posting it or e-mailing it to the addresses detailed below.  We would encourage use of the online facility where possible.


Response Methods -


Online You can use the online survey at:


Email   You can use the consultation form at Appendix A and send it to:


Post     Send your response using the consultation form at Appendix A to:


Estate Change Team


Stirling Police Station

St Ninians




Next Steps


After the consultation has closed we will analyse all the responses received and use your feedback to help inform which of the identified police premises should be disposed of.  The responses to the consultation and analysis will be presented to the Scottish Police Authority Board in due course and will be published on their website at Where permission has been given, we will make all responses available to the public.



Festive Drink/Drug Drive Campaign


The Festive Drink / Drugs Drive Campaign commenced 1st December 2017 and ran for a period of four weeks until 2nd January 2018.


During the local 2017 drink driving campaign no drivers were detected driving over the legal limit and Police Scotland received no reports from the public of persons driving over the drink drive limit.


During the 2016 drink drive campaign, 2 drivers were arrested and during the 2015 drink dive campaign, 6 drivers were arrested.




Special Constable Recruitment


The Special Constabulary is a part-time, volunteer body consisting of officers with similar powers to that of police officers. Special Constables work alongside our police officers – forging strong partnerships in the community, patrolling our streets, preventing crime and interacting with all kinds of people to help keep your local community safe.


In recent years we have struggled to identify people willing to join the Special Constabulary but have recently received a number of enquiries about joining the service. There is a requirement for applicants to receive a revised training programme which is closely aligned to the content of the initial training provided to Probationer Officers and delivered at the Scottish Police College. It is apparent the issue of travelling off island to receive this training is a significant stumbling block for prospective applicants.


If I can identify a sufficient number of candidates to the Special Constabulary, I will pursue the possibility of delivering appropriate training on Shetland without the need to travel to the mainland.  As such, we will attend a number of venues throughout Shetland to provide information on joining the service and recruitment to the Special Constabulary. The following revised dates and venues have already been identified;


  • 19/01/18 Whalsay Leisure Centre          6pm – 8 pm
  • 20/01/18 Yell Leisure Centre                   3pm – 5 pm        
  • 20/01/18 Unst Leisure Centre                 6pm – 8pm



In the meantime, information and application forms can be obtained from Lerwick Police Station.



The following is a summary of some of the reported incidents attended by Police Scotland in your ward area during the month of December. Not all incidents attended will be included in the summary due to anonymity but hopefully this will provide an indication of the ongoing police activity in your area.




There have been three routine incidents recorded for Bressay.



There have been six routine incidents recorded for Yell including a one vehicle road traffic collision.



There have been three incidents recorded for Unst including an incident whereby one person was charged with assault.



There has been no incidents recorded for Fetlar.



There have been three routine incidents recorded for Whalsay.



There has been 26 incidents reported for Scalloway including four separate road traffic accidents. No one has been injured.


Burra & Trondra

Six incidents have been recorded for Burra & Trondra.


Sandsting & Aithsting

There have been two incidents recorded for Sandsting and Aithsting including three road traffic collisions.


Walls & Sandness

There have been four incidents recorded for Walls and Sandness, including a noisey neighbour call and report of online fraud.



There have been nine incidents reported for Dunrossness. This included a report of vandalism and a road traffic collision.



There have been seven incidents recorded in Sandwick. This included report of a missing person who was found safe and well.


Nesting and Lunnasting

There have been two incidents were recorded for Nesting and Lunnasting, both routine.



There have been 33 incidents recorded for Delting including:

A driver charged with no MOT

Three separate reports of assault.

One person charged with theft.

Three vehicle collisions.



There have been 13 incidents recorded for Northmavine, all routine.


Tingwall, Whiteness and Weisdale

There have been eight incidents recorded for Tingwall, Whiteness and Weisdale. This includes four vehicle collisions.

A driver charged with failing to report an accident.


Gulberwick, Cunningsburgh & Quarff

Six incidents have been recorded for Gulberwick, Cunningsburgh and Quarff including four road traffic collisions.

A driver charged with dangerous driving.




There have been 191 incidents recorded for the Lerwick area.

A summary of the incidents of note can be broken down to the following categories

  1. Noise Neighbour – 9
  2. Assaults – 1 (0 in a Licenced Premises)
  3. Breach of the Peace/Disorder – 4
  4. Vandalisms – 1
  5. 7 people searched and found in possession of drugs.
  6. 3 houses searched under warrant and drugs recovered.
  7. Theft – 1.
  8. Drunk Person – 3
  9. Anti-social behaviour Fixed Penalties tickets – 1


The remainder of the calls and incidents have been of a routine nature.



If anyone has any information relating to any of the police enquiries or incidents highlighted in your area please pass this on to your community council officers or on the number provided.


Contact can be made with Police Scotland through the 101 national number, or Crime Stoppers which is anonymous on 0800 555 111.

Alternatively you can use




Lindsay Tulloch

Area Commander



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