What are dementia safeguarding tags and how do you use them?

One of the Dementia safeguarding tags which is being trialed in Argyll and West Dunbartonshire

The Dementia Safeguarding Scheme is currently being trialed in Argyll, which includes Helensburgh, Cardross, Rhu and the Rosneath Peninsula with use of small tags.

Launched in November 2022 by Police Scotland in partnership with Alzheimer Scotland, the fobs were introduced for those impacted by dementia to use in public spaces.

The tags are free and have been designed to be attached to a range of everyday items which a person would take with them outside the home, such as keys, jackets and walking aids.

The fobs use the Near Field Communication (NFC) function on smartphones to allow two electronic devices to communicate with each other.

This passes vital information onto someone who has come across a person with dementia who is perhaps confused, lost or in a vulnerable situation.

The tags will also be trialed in West Dunbartonshire later this month and if anyone would like more information the centre can be contacted on 01631 570614 or at gmckie@alzscot.org


On Sunday, 23rd April 2023. PSYV Clydebank and Dumbarton were on hand to assist the ‘Friends of Dumbarton Foreshore’ and ‘Friends of Leven River Valley’ volunteer groups in collecting discarded litter at Dumbarton Rock, Gruggies Burn, and nearby Sandpoint Marina.  My thanks go to both groups for allowing our young volunteers to learn the importance of partnership working whilst protecting our local environment.


Police Scotland Argyll & West Dunbartonshire would like to remind people of the dangers of putting out rodenticides (i.e rat poison) in open places that may have broader health consequences for humans and animals.  There are things you can do to control pests (insects or animals causing harm or nuisance) on your property.
You can:
🐀 contact your local council Argyll and Bute Council or West Dunbartonshire Council, to find out if they provide pest control services.
🐀 hire a pest controller privately.
You could be fined or imprisoned if you cause unnecessary harm to any animal, which could be the case if rodenticides were eaten by a domestic pet where the poison is placed in a public place.


In the past week, we have received numerous reports of counterfeit money circulating across West Dunbartonshire. As a result of our investigation, a female was arrested, and a quantity of suspected counterfeit notes was recovered. This female has subsequently been released pending further inquires to establish the full circumstances. If you or your business believe you have been a victim of this type of incident, please report it to us via 101


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Scammers are knocking on local doors and saying they work for an energy company. They say you may be eligible to receive a free boiler from the council or government, but ask you to pay a £500 deposit.  Don’t provide details/payments to a cold caller on the spot – take their details and do some research before making a decision.  #ShutOutScammers


Police are appealing for information following a crash involving a two-year-old girl and a car in Dumbarton.
The incident happened on Napier Crescent in Brucehill, Dumbarton, around 8.30pm on Sunday, 9 April, 2023, when the child was struck by a car, which failed to stop.
She was taken to the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow and later released.
The car is believed to be a silver or light coloured, small hatchback car.
Extensive inquiries have been carried out and we are now appealing to the public to help identify the driver and vehicle involved.
Sergeant Archie McGuire, of Argyll & West Dunbartonshire Road Policing Unit, said: “I would urge anyone who may have information to come forward.
“In addition, if you have dash-cam that could help with our investigation then please contact us.”
Anyone who can assist is asked to call 101, quoting 3477 of 9 April, 2023. Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.



We are recruiting police officers in Police Scotland Argyll & West Dunbartonshire and encouraging those considering changing their careers to apply.
Whether you’ve been running your own business, working as a delivery driver, serving in a shop or working in an office, if you’re looking for a new challenge, and you want to make a difference, we’d like to hear from you.
We are looking for recruits of all ages and backgrounds. You do have to be aged 18 or older (you can apply at 17.5), be physically fit and hold a valid driving licence. Qualifications are not essential to join but you must pass our standard entry test.
We need you and your unique life experience to handle the challenges of the role on a daily basis.
To find out more details of events in your area and to sign up, visit http://www.scotland.police.uk/recruit…/information-events/


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