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By Fiona Reid
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Busy time for region’s police

OVER the festive period, more than 2500 calls for help were responded to by the region’s police officers.

The Dumfries and Galloway Division of Police Scotland took part in Operation Comet from the beginning of December to the beginning of January, a Scotland-wide initiative to keep the public safe over Christmas and New Year.

A spokesman for the force said: “Throughout the festive period, your local officers have sought to keep people safe when at home, travelling, socialising and shopping across the region by engaging and working with our partners and communities to prevent and detect crime, ensuring a visible police presence throughout our communities and by raising awareness of both local and national campaigns.

“We have responded to over 2500 calls across the region spanning the policing spectrum, including domestic abuse, anti-social behaviour, road safety and road crime, crimes of violence, drug offences and incidents where we have safeguarded vulnerable members of our communities.

“The pandemic continues to generate uncertainty and impact on us all, but it is evident our communities have pulled together during the festive period and New Year celebrations.”

They also offered thanks to those who supported them throughout the initiative, and also for the ongoing adherence of the guidance and restrictions put in place by the Scottish Government.

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