Cowal EAST Rural Watch

Co-ordinator Biography


I am a serving Community Sergeant with Police Scotland stationed at Dunoon Police Office covering the Cowal area. I have 8 years police service, all of which have been within the Cowal area, with the last 3 years having responsibility for the Shores area including Kilmun, Strone, Blairmore and Ardentinny.

I am enthusiastic about this scheme coordinated by Police Scotland and the Ministry of Defence. I would encourage rural farms, businesses, residents and visitors in the Shores and Sandbank 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 East Cowal.

I look forward to speaking to you soon.

Sgt. Donald MacKay L537

Sgt. Donald MacKay
Cowal Community Policing Team (Shores)
Police Scotland
Dunoon Police Office
Argyll Road
PA23 8ES

Tele: 01369 763001
Email: donald.mackay2@scotland.pnn.police.uk
Website: http://www.scotland.police.uk/
Twitter @policescotland
Facebook: www.facebook.com/policescotland


Police Scotland

January 2014

Dear Resident,

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.

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, it’s 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. Please feel free to contact me direct should you have any issues with the sign up process.


PC Donald MacKay L537



Neighbourhood Scotland – Rural Watch


Cowal EAST Rural Watch Online Joining Guide

Enter the website address, www.neighbourhoodwatchscotland.co.uk
At the home screen click the Green JOIN button

Tick the  terms & conditions button
Click the NEXT button

5.Enter personal details – Name, Surname, email address, home and mobile phone

Enter a password –( at least 6 characters) and click NEXT
Enter the ABOUT YOU details and click NEXT
Click the RURAL WATCH Box and click NEXT
Click the JOIN button

Select COWAL EAST RURAL WATCH from drop down menu
Select APPLYING TO JOIN from the drop down menu
Select EMAIL as your contact option
Click the FINISH button

Enter verification code shown on screen

Once this process is complete, check your email inbox and click the link to verify your membership.
Your application to join will then be reviewed by the Neighbourhood Watch Admin team who may take up to 14 days depending on demand.
Once approved you will be included in the mailing list and receive all email alerts from your Scheme co-ordinator.

Checking your Local Area

Click YOUR LOCAL AREA along the top of the home page
Enter your POSTCODE
Click the SEARCH button
Select the 10 MILE option


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