Police partnership with Lothian
A police liaison officer is to start working in partnership with Lothian Buses and Edinburgh Trams staff in the coming weeks. The move, which is a joint initiative between Police Scotland and the Transport for Edinburgh Group, is part of a wider community safety and crime prevention drive across the city. Liaison Officer, PC Julie Cochrane, will take up this role with the operator. PC Cochrane will be working with staff across the company to provide support and advice on how best to handle difficult situations, as well as how best to report and prevent crime and anti-social behaviour.
Lothian Buses Head of Operations, Sarah Boyd, said, ‘We operate 70 services all across Edinburgh and the Lothians and hundreds of thousands of passengers travel safely with us every week. This partnership is about ensuring that passengers continue to feel as safe as possible as they wait for their bus and when they travel. We’re delighted to be working with Police Scotland. We share the same values around community safety and I’m confident that our work together will benefit our staff and our customers.’