Grampian Police was formed on 16 May 1975 when the former forces of Aberdeen City Police and the Scottish North Eastern Counties Constabulary (SNECC) amalgamated on the re-organisation of local government.
Grampian Police aspires to be a modern policing organisation that delivers excellent, effective operational policing supported at all levels by a professionally skilled and efficient infrastructure. As we celebrate our 30th anniversary we must remain focused on achieving this vision, building on our strong reputation for community working and innovation, as we strive to ensure that all those who live, work and travel in the North-East of Scotland continue to experience a high-quality of life.
We recognise that consensual policing is critical in meeting the expectations of our communities and that only by working closely in partnership with those we serve can we achieve long-term community reassurance and well-being. In striving to make the most effective and efficient use of the resources available to us, we will engage in regular dialogue with our communities and use our own experience and knowledge in prioritising our objectives. In developing this plan we have also considered the respective priorities of the Scottish Executive, the Grampian Joint Police Board and the Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland.
This plan clearly articulates our purpose, mission and objectives over the next three years, our values and guiding principles and the governance processes that lie at the heart of any successful policing service. The plan creates a platform for organisational success by establishing a rolling programme of key objectives and providing a focal point for the development and delivery of more detailed tactical and operational plans