Police call on public to report drug dealers anonymously

Police are joining forces to encourage members of the public to anonymously report suspected drug dealers in their area.

Grampian Police, Tayside Police and Northern Constabulary are teaming up with Crimestoppers Scotland and the UK Border Agency to launch their Ditch the Dealer campaign.

Leaflets are to be distributed throughout the regions containing forms that can be completed anonymously to provide details of drug dealers and drugs users in their area and posted back to police.

Police can then use the information to focus their areas of investigation.

Superintendent Mark Cooper of Grampian Police said: “The new leaflets will be an important tool in heightening public awareness that we are being proactive in our approach to tackling drug dealing and drug abuse in our communities.”

Superintendent Athol Aitken from Tayside Police said: "It is important that members of the public continue to provide us with information that allows us to take the appropriate action against drug dealers who cause misery within the communities of Tayside.

"Crimestoppers already provides an excellent service to the public and this further confidential Ditch a Dealer campaign will further enhance this good work.”

DCI Gordon Greenlees from Northern Constabulary added: “There are many people out there who would love to see the back of drug dealers or users and the Crimestoppers service is an excellent way of providing information anonymously.

“That, in turn, can assist police in taking these people off our streets and improving the quality of life for communities."

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