The Safe Shores campaign covers the areas of Scotland’s South Ayrshire shoreline at Troon, Prestwick and Ayr beaches. Its purpose is to safeguard members of the public and families that visit the area during the spring and summer months, and to ensure that these groups of people are safe from crime, disorder and road safety issues. In previous years as many as 25,000 persons are known to have visited these areas in one day during peak times.

To provide public reassurance and to keep people safe, Police Scotland carry out high visibility foot and cycle patrols in and around these areas. The coastguards, lifeguards and local authority all carry out additional patrols providing information and assistance to the shore users. This year for the first time, Police Scotland will use a Polaris Ranger to patrol the shores of South Ayrshire. The vehicle, which has been supplied by ATV Services Scotland, Hollybush Ayr, has been marked up in Police Scotland livery.

A spokesperson for Polaris said, “We are seeing increasing numbers of Polaris Rangers and Sportsman ATVs in use with the emergency services, from mountain rescue to coastal work such as this, and we thank Police Scotland for choosing Polaris.”

Inspector Alister Kelly, who is pictured receiving the vehicle from John Yuille (ATV Services) said: “I am sure that the use of this vehicle will not only provide a faster response to incidents on the shores of South Ayrshire but will provide a focus for members of the public to speak with Police officers, reducing the fear of crime while keeping people safe.”

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As the global leader in Powersports, Polaris Inc. (NYSE: PII) pioneers product breakthroughs and enriching experiences and services that have invited people to discover the joy of being outdoors since our founding in 1954. With annual 2019 sales of $6.8 billion, Polaris’ high-quality product line-up includes the Polaris RANGER®, RZR® and Polaris GENERAL™ side-by-side off-road vehicles; Sportsman® all-terrain off-road vehicles; Indian Motorcycle® mid-size and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot® moto-roadsters; snowmobiles; and deck, cruiser and pontoon boats, including industry-leading Bennington pontoons. Polaris enhances the riding experience with parts, garments, and accessories, along with a growing aftermarket portfolio, including Transamerican Auto Parts. Polaris’ presence in adjacent markets includes military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electric vehicles. Proudly headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe.