Central cowal community watch

Scheme information

Rural Watch encompasses farms, rural businesses, domestic and holiday properties within the Cowal policing area. The Scheme is being coordinated by Police Scotland and will continue to be rolled out across Argyll. It’s anticipated that an official launch of our local Rural Watch will take place in January 2014. One of the main aims of the scheme is to promote continued communication between villagers and the Police, share intelligence, heighten awareness of vulnerabilities and work together to prevent crime. Police Scotland and the Ministry of Defence Police will carry out patrols including joint operations to reassure the community, act as a deterrent and ultimately reduce crime in the area. The email system within the watch will be used to pass information on crime to members in that specific area. In turn members will be able to contact the Coordinator by email. Weatherproof signage will be posted at strategic points throughout the Watch area to raise awareness amongst visitors that despite being a rural area, its managed, inhabited, Policed and cared for. This watch is supported by Neighbourhood Watch Scotland and many home insurance companies will offer a discount to members of the Rural Watch. It only takes a few minutes to sign up, it's FREE and shows you care for your community.

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Scheme coordinator

Eddie Mcgunnigal
I am a serving Community Police Constable with Police Scotland stationed at Strachur police office covering the Cowal area. I have 13 years police service having policed rural and urban posts in Lanarkshire and Glasgow. I am excited to be involved in this scheme coordinated by Police Scotland and the Ministry of Defence. I would encourage rural farms, businesses, residents and visitors in the Strachur and surrounding area to take the time to go online and join up. Through this website we will be able to send you information and keep you up to date with current issues pertinent to our area. I look forward to speaking to you soon. PC Eddie Mcgunnigal L412
Email scheme Coordinator