Message from Assistant Chief Constable Gary Ritchie – 27th March 2020

Following recent reporting around the Coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19), I want to
take this opportunity to reassure Scottish communities.

Police Scotland is fully committed to keeping people safe and protecting all our communities. I acknowledge the impact the above situation will have on communities, who may feel vulnerable as a result of this situation. As such I would urge everyone to continue to work together ensuring that no person or group in Scotland feels marginalised or isolated. Police Scotland will not tolerate any form of hate crime. Should anyone experience or witness such an incident, please report this to us by calling 101, or 999 in an emergency, or using our online hate crime reporting form on the Police Scotland website.