MP Douglas Ross held a productive meeting recently with Chief Inspector Murray Main, the temporary Area Commander for Moray, where he was able to discuss issues affecting the Moray command area and highlight problems that have been raised with him by constituents.
Commenting after the meeting which was held at Elgin Police Office, Douglas said: “It was good to meet with Chief Inspector Main and also with Inspector Norman Stevenson who will be taking over from him soon.
“It was a very positive meeting and I was pleased to hear that crime rates have reduced and that detection rates are up, but there is still work to be done to make sure everyone in our communities feels safe. We particularly need to help those whose lives are blighted by anti-social behaviour.
“It is important to enter into close dialogue with the police as only by working together can we tackle the sorts of issues that really matter to the people of Moray. One thing we all agree on is that local officers and staff do their best across Moray. At times I feel they could be supported more by the national force, Police Scotland, but we are lucky to have such dedicated and professional officers and staff in Moray.
“Chief Inspector Main and DI Stevenson gave me a very helpful briefing and I look forward to continuing to work closely with them in the future for the benefit of people the length and breadth of Moray.”