Officers in Doncaster will today (Thursday 22 March), be working in partnership with different agencies to target criminal activity, engage with members of public, address community issues and target antisocial behaviour.
Throughout the day, officers and local agencies will be conducting high visibility patrols as part of Operation Duxford, the force wide initiative dedicated to identifying and addressing community concerns.
In the week’s building up to the dedicated day of action, officers have been holding community engagement events and speaking with members of the local community to identify their key concerns. Through this engagement activity and the feedback gathered, plans have been developed to tackle specific issues identified in hotspot areas across the town.
This activity will include working with our local partners in the town centre to provide help and raise awareness of support services available, carrying out dedicated anti-social behaviour operations in hot spot areas, holding engagement events to provide crime prevention advice, conducting high visibility patrols and working with immigration and trading standards to conduct proactive operations.
District commander Chief Superintendent Shaun Morley said: “The purpose of today’s operation is to robustly tackle local issues, reduce criminality and create a safe and happy environment for everyone to live in. Our main priority remains responding to feedback received by members of our community and working to implement plans and long-term solutions to address the concerns raised.
“I hope today’s operation illustrates our commitment to achieving this and I would like to offer my reassurance that work will continue beyond today, to resolve community issues, protect members of the public and bring offenders engaging in illegal activity to justice.”
Cllr Chris McGuinness, Cabinet Member for Communities, Voluntary Sector and the Environment, said: “We have been working closely with South Yorkshire Police and other agencies to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour across Doncaster. We take very seriously the issue of anti-social behaviour and working together and engaging with the public does make a real difference.
“We have made it clear that we will support those who need our help but we will not tolerate those people who are behaving in an anti-social manner. We would encourage anyone who experiences or witness’s anti-social behaviour to report this to South Yorkshire Police’s non-emergency number 101.”
To keep up to date with today’s activity, updates and highlights will be posted on our social media pages throughout the day #OpDuxford.