Officers in Rotherham have today (Tuesday 5 September), being working across the town to carry out Operation Duxford, SYP’s dedicated initiative established to address issues of concern raised by members of the local community.
Specifics of this activity has involved working with partner agencies to execute warrants, provide help and advice to members of the homeless community, target antisocial behaviour issues, perform stop checks, speed awareness activity, engage with members of the public, provide crime prevention advice and hold community meetings.
This is the third time Op Duxford has been completed in Rotherham and all of this activity has been focused in and around the town centre, Kimberworth and Masborough areas following feedback and issues raised by local residents.
The results achieved from the activity demonstrates the overall success of today’s Op Duxford. These results have included ten warrants executed, nine arrests made, cash and drugs recovered, over 60 vehicle stop checks and improvement notices issued, three cars and two off road bikes seized, community engagement meetings, crime prevention advice and high visibility patrols. Multiagency work involving our partners from RMBC, Driver Vehicle Standards Agency, Department for Work and Pensions and the Environment Agency has also been conducted to tackle local concerns and provide community reassurance.
Chief Inspector Rebecca Chapman, who has overseen the day’s activity, has commented on the overall success of the day: “We have received some excellent results throughout the operation and it is the hard work and dedication of everyone involved that has made this possible.
“I hope the positive action illustrates our commitment to listen to our communities and work to address and resolve areas of concern highlighted to us. The overall purpose of today’s operation is to deal with crime and antisocial behaviour in our community and create a happy and safe Rotherham for people to work and live.
“I would encourage anyone who would like to report anything, or raise any concerns, to speak to a local officer or ring 101.”