GRAMPIAN POLICE - ABERDEEN
REPORT BY PC KINGHAN: Prepared for the Kingswells Community
Council meeting on 29th November 2004.
Two crimes in total.
These crimes were associated with one theft from a
motor vehicle and one vandalism. The motor vehicle
was parked and secured in a nearby farm and the
vandalism consisted of two broken windows in
As a comparison
with the whole of the North part of the city,
Kingswells suffered 2 of the reported 66 priority
crimes. the North part of the city suffered 41
reports of vandalism, 1 of these relating to
'QUALITY OF LIFE'
Three reported incidents relating to youths.
Again in comparison
with the North section of the city, there were 44
It has been
a three week period since the last figures were
published. The signs are so far good, especially
with the darker nighs fully upon us.
Due to other
demands I have not had a plain clothed "sweep" of
the area but have obviously carried out varying
degrees of high visibility policing.
held two talks with
the Rainbows. Good to meet the "future of
Meeting with the
"Breakfast Club". Hope to use early starts I have
each month to meet parents and answer any questions
/ gain any local intelligence.
Kinghan (Posted 28.12.2004)
KINGSWELLS RESIDENTS REGARDING LOCAL CRIME and
'QUALITY OF LIFE' ISSUES
with all residential areas within Aberdeen City,
Kingswells suffers from occasional incidents of
vandalism, youth disorder, underage drinking and
behaviour which impacts on the quality of life of
residents. A small number of the growing youth
population within Kingswells will from time to
time, become involved in such behaviour. While the
current rate of incidents remains comparatively
very low, it is important that residents, the
police, other agencies and community based
organisations play their part in preventing,
reducing and responding to incidents effectively
Role of the Police
you may know Constable Richard Kinghan has recently
been appointed as the Neighbourhood Officer in
Kingswells and has already met many residents,
workers and community representatives. At present
Richard is based at the Bucksburn Police Office but
it is hoped he will shortly have a base within
Kingswells which will allow him to further raise
his profile, deal with incidents more quickly and
most importantly engage with young people in the
community. A fundamental part of his role will be
to address issues such as those described above,
and while the 'village' characteristic of
Kingswells will help him become familiar with local
people relatively quickly, a great deal of his work
will depend on the local knowledge, assistance and
support he receives from the community.
How can you help?
vast majority of incidents dealt with by the police
depend on the evidence of civilian witnesses. We
are all in effect, the eyes and ears of our
respective communities, and it is with this in mind
that the following advice is offered in relation to
how you can assist the police if you witness an
incident such as those mentioned above and which it
is felt should be reported to the police.
- ANYONE can report an incident
whether or not they are directly involved,
however in most circumstances the 'victim' may
have to make any formal complaint.
- In the case of damage to
property, ANYONE can report an incident even if
you are not the owner but have witnessed the
damage being caused. Again, the 'victim' may
have to make complaint.
- Any incident, or piece of
information relating to an incident, should be
reported via the main non-emergency number 0845
600 5 700. Information can also be left for PC
Kinghan on that number.
- Any ongoing 'serious' incident
can be reported via the 999 system.
- If you witness inappropriate
conduct such as vandalism, drunken or unruly
behaviour, or are being intimidated by the
behaviour of others, it is particularly useful
if the following information is obtained and
passed to the police:
- Time, date and location
- What type of incident occurred
e.g. damage to property, underage drinking (and
how you know), assault.
- Detailed descriptions of those
specifically involved, including details of
clothing and precise features such as glasses,
hairstyle, hats, logos on clothes, body piercing
- Any information regarding names
or nicknames known or just overheard being
- Any information regarding
vehicles used, particularly registration
- Details of the nature and/or
content of written graffiti can often provide
clues as to who is responsible.
- Where did those involved come
from and where did they go following the
- If you can, write details down
or keep a diary regarding what you have seen.
This is invaluable when police are doing
follow-up enquiries. These notes may be taken as
a possible 'production' in any related
will not be possible on every occasion for the
Police to attend straight away, however you are
encouraged to still report the above described
incidents so that the Police can build up an
accurate picture of exactly when and where they are
occurring. This information is then used to allow
the Police to respond more effectively.
To sum up
This information is simply intended
to guide residents as to the type of information
which can be invaluable in Grampian Police's
efforts to detect offenders and reduce crimes and
offences within communities.
must be re-emphasised that the vast majority of
young people in Kingswells, and elsewhere, are law
abiding and it is important that the young people,
other residents and local police, engage in a
purposeful and mutually respectful way.
is equally important that the police receive as
much support as possible from residents of all age
groups. Your local knowledge and community spirit,
utilised to respond positively to crimes and
offences, does help detect those responsible and
thereby maintain the quality of life expected in
you have any queries or concerns, and wish to speak
to your local Neighbourhood Officer, please do not
hesitate to contact Constable Kinghan on telephone
number 0845 600 5 700.
Neighbourhood Inspector , Area 1 (Aberdeen North),
COMMUNITY POLICE OFFICER - Richard Kinghan is
based at Bucksburn Police Office. he can be contact
on 0845 600-5-700
First, let me introduce myself. My
name is Richard Kinghan, (32) and I have been a
serving Police Officer with the Grampian Police for
nearly four years. During this time I have been
stationed centrally within Torry, the city centre
itself and laterally, the west end of Aberdeen. A
concentrated directive towards Neighbourhood
Policing has presented me with the exciting
opportunity of establishing links with an ever
expanding and developing local community, which you
are all part of.
Quite simply, what I believe being
part of a community means is working together,
relying on each other, trusting each other and
understanding each other. We all have different
interest, opinions and desires but similar goals,
and that is no doubt to live in an environment,
which offers everyone an enjoyable, home life and
desirable quality of life.
role is to integrate with all age groups within the
community, find out what's positive and perhaps
what isn't so positive. You are all my eyes and
ears and I would encourage you to please highlight
any issues, which you feel may merit my attention.
After all if I don't know about it, I can't do
anything about it.
this initial message to you all, I don't want to be
full of facts and figures, trends and crime
statistics, albeit they are important in relation
to allocating resources and reducing crime on our
streets. My short-term plan is first of all to get
to know as many of you as possible. I am based at
Bucksburn Police Office, which at present is not
ideal in relation to its location to Kingswells. I
am, however, actively looking for a small room
somewhere within Kingswells, which will allow me to
be more centrally based and offer you a more direct
point of contact. So please keep a look out for
the meantime, I will be on foot patrol as often as
possible over the coming months so please feel free
to approach me on any issues you wish, whether it
simply be for advice, information or just a chat.
You can also contact me on 0845 600-5-700. If I am
not immediately available, I will get a message to
get back in touch with you.
Looking forward to meeting you all.
Richard Kinghan (Posted 14.8.2004)
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WEEKLY CRIME BULLETIN - WEEK ENDING
FRIDAY 23 APRIL 2004
of Thursday 1st April 2004 Aberdeen Division
boundaries have been reconfigured, in line with
recent similar changes by Aberdeen City
Within Aberdeen Division there are
now 6 Neighbourhood Inspectors, arranged in pairs
within the Council North, Central and South Service
Areas. These 6 areas will each comprise a grouping
of several local Authority Neighbourhoods.
order to try and make the bulletin easy to follow
and as similar to the layout of previous bulletins,
we have introduced 6 Neighbourhood Section
headings, further divided into the 37
These headings will be -
Area 1 - Dyce/Danestone/ Bucksburn,
Area 2 - Mastrick,
Area 3 - Tillydrone/Old Aberdeen,
Area 4 - ARI/Mile End/Queen Street,
Area 5 - Culter/Hazlehead/Fonthill
and Area 6 &endash; Kincorth/ /Nigg/Torry &endash;
which indicates which Police Stations your
Neighbourhood Constables work from.
fuller explanation of the grouping of all 37
Neighbourhoods is as follows &endash;
NORTH NEIGHBOURHOOD INSPECTOR
Area 1 - Dyce, Danestone,
Oldmachar, Denmore, Balgownie and Donmouth,
Bucksburn and Kingswells.
Area 2 &endash; Heathryfold,
Middlefield, Northfield, Cummings Park,
Sheddocksley, Mastrick and Summerhill.
CENTRAL NEIGHBOURHOOD INSPECTOR
Area 3 &endash; Woodside,
Tillydrone, Old Aberdeen, Seaton, Part of Havonver,
Froghall, Powis and Sunnybank.
Area 4 &endash; Hilton/Stockethill,
Ashgrove, George Street, Midstocket, Rosemount,
West End, City Centre, Part of Hanover
SOUTH NEIGHBOURHOOD INSPECTOR
Area 5 &endash; Culter/Cults,
Bieldside and Milltimber, Hazlehead, Mannofield,
Garthdee and Ferryhill.
Area 6 &endash; Kincorth, Leggart
and Nigg, Torry, Cove.
bulletin highlights a selection of reported
priority crimes over the previous 7 days in the
city. The crimes are not a definitive list of all
crime but focus on Housebreakings, vehicle crime
and other noteworthy crimes. They have been
highlighted in an effort to seek public assistance
in the enquiries and to promote Crime Prevention
you have any information regarding any of the
crimes highlighted in this bulletin, please contact
Grampian Police on 0845 600 5 700 or Crime Stoppers
on 0800 555 111.
report a crime or suspicious incident please
contact Grampian Police on 0845 600 5 700
any information regarding general crime prevention
issues please contact the Crime Reduction Unit, who
are based at Bucksburn Police Office on 01224
386875 / 386874.
POLICE TELEPHONE NUMBER
As from Monday 3 November. Grampian Police New
Telephone Number is:-
But in an
emergency ALWAYS CALL 999
WEEKLY CRIME BULLETIN -
(POSTED WEEK ENDING
information contains a brief summary of reported
crime within the Bucksburn Local Command Area
(BCA). The BCA is a policing term which is used to
define the area of land on the north side of
Aberdeen city and includes the Bridge of Don,
Bucksburn, Cairncry, Dyce, Mastrick, Mile End,
Northfield, Old Aberdeen and Tillydrone beats.
It should be noted
that the crimes and captures which have been
detailed in this bulletin are by no means a
definitive list of reported crime or detection
rates. They have been highlighted in an effort to
seek public assistance in relation to specific
matters or to promote particular crime prevention
If you have any
information regarding crimes highlighted in this
bulletin then please contact Bucksburn Police
office on 01224 386812.
information concerning any aspect of Crime
Prevention please contact your local Crime
Prevention officer on 01224 386874.
To report a crime
or suspicious incident please call the Police on
01224 386000 or Crimestoppers on 0800