New Post for Local Area Commander

I would like to inform you all that I will be moving on from my current post with effect from Monday 27th November 2023 and will be taking up a new post as Acting Superintendent for Operations in Tayside Division.

Having started my career in Perth and Kinross, and as a resident of the area, it has been a privilege to serve as Local Area Commander and I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the community for the support provided to me in Perth and Kinross over the past two years.

This support, and engagement with our communities, is vital to the successful delivery of our Local Policing Plan, which aims to ensure that Perth and Kinross remains a safe place to live, work and visit.

We are currently recruiting for a new Local Area Commander and an announcement of the new appointment will be made at the earliest opportunity. In the interim, Inspector Steve Gray will be looking after the local policing area.

While I am moving on, my new role means that I will have oversight of Community and Response Policing Teams across the Division so I will continue to monitor events in Perth & Kinross with interest.

Once again, thank you for your support and I wish you and your families all the best for the future.



A 57 year old man was arrested for possession of a knife in North Methven Street, Perth on Wednesday 15th November.

A 25 year old woman will be reported to the Procurator Fiscal for possession of an offensive weapon in Newhouse Road, Perth on Friday 17th November.

A 33 year old man was arrested for drink driving on at A9 near Findo Gask on Sunday 19th November

A 28 year old man was arrested and charged with 9 theft by shoplifting offences in Auchterarder between Monday 30th October and Sunday 12th November.

A 36 year old man was arrested and charged with 6 high value theft by shoplifting offences in Kinross between Friday 27th October and Thursday 16th November.

During the last week 7 drivers were found to be without insurance and 1 had no licence


About 3:30pm, Wednesday 15th November, a 76 year old man had his wallet stolen from his pocket in Scott Street, Perth. The suspect is described as an Eastern European male, aged about 40 years old, 5’2”, medium build with dark brown hair. (CR/398815/23)

Between 12pm and 3pm, Saturday 18th November, 3 windows were smashed in the common close at 43 Parmelia Court, Perth. (CR/400725/23)

Between 11:30pm, Sunday 19th and 6:15am, Monday 20th November, a grey Ford Transit was stolen from Bute Drive, Perth. (CR/403194/23)

Between 4pm, Saturday 18th and 8am, Sunday 19th November, a red Ford Fiesta ST-3 Turbo was stolen from Ashgrove Terrace, Rattray. (CR/402836/23)

Three properties in Comrie were broken in to overnight on Monday 20th November. One in Braco Road, one in South Crieff Road and one in Dunira Street. (CR/403702/23)

Anyone with any information that may be useful should contact Tayside Division on 101 or any police officer, quoting the crime reference number listed at each incident.  Alternatively information can be passed anonymously via the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.