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Police officer goes into business
Fife Constabulary has appointed its first business liaison officer who will advise on how to prevent crime and fraud as well as help stop theft.

Inspector Ramsey Wilson will be based full-time at Scottish Enterprise Fife's headquarters in Glenrothes.

The post is a joint venture between the police force, Scottish Enterprise Fife and Fife Council.

Inspector Wilson has been seconded to the post for a year from Fife Constabulary.

His first task is to meet business representatives across Fife to identify their concerns.

He said: "One of the foundations of community wellbeing is a resilient economy.

"There are many factors affecting economic survival, particularly for small businesses.

Extra expense

"Underlying issues such as fraud prevention and the costs of security can significantly impact on the viability of a business.

"My task is to help them take the steps to avoid these problems and the additional expense in the first place."

Joe Noble, chief executive of Scottish Enterprise Fife, said: "Inspector Wilson's secondment is an excellent example of community partnership working at its best."

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