Police Scotland, Tayside Division has welcomed the introduction of two experienced officers to the new roles of Community Coordination Sergeants in Angus.
Sergeant Grace Morrison and Sergeant Colin Echevarria will lead the newly formed Local Community Policing Team and will be responsible for developing relationships with residents, community councillors and partner agencies to address community concerns.
Based at Arbroath Police Station, Grace will have responsibility for the south section of Angus which includes Arbroath, Carnoustie, Monifieth, Birkhill and surrounding areas. Colin will be looking after the north section which includes the towns of Forfar, Kirriemuir, Montrose, Brechin and Edzell.
They will both lead a team of officers who will each cover dedicated areas. Constable Scott Anderson will work in Forfar and Kirriemuir. Constable Alistair Hutchison will be in the areas of Montrose and Brechin. Constable David Voigt will patrol Arbroath and Constable Steven Wilson will work within Carnoustie and Monifieth.
Sergeant Morrison, who recently led the Community Investigation Team in Angus said: “I look forward to establishing good community relationships with all our partners in Angus and will be working closely with the local community, responding to their concerns and striving to finding long term solutions to ongoing issues.
“We aim to have a meaningful engagement in our communities and we hope you will see a difference, with our focus being on reducing the number of young offenders, anti-social behaviour and violent crime. We will listen to your concerns, so please speak to us and together we can address local issues.”
Sergeant Colin Echevarria, whose previous role was an Operational Sergeant in Arbroath, said: “This is an exciting opportunity for us to work closely with our partners and communities to tackle local issues, which affect residents of Angus. I would like to encourage our communities to participate in the new Police Scotland online public survey. This survey will allow the Angus Community to tell the Police what is important to them.”