In the Media

Police trial fixed penalty scheme

PUBLISHED March 31, 2005

Police officers in Tayside have been given the power to issue fines for anti-social behaviour.

Offenders will avoid the prospect of a criminal conviction if they pay the £40 fixed penalty fine within 28 days.
Chief Constable John Vine said it would give officers a new way of dealing with "low-level" anti-social behaviour like being drunk and incapable.