Throughout the day officers accompanied by partners from the local authority and enforcement agencies have been working on Operation Duxford, the force wide initiative set up to address community issues and improve trust and confidence.
The aim of the operation was to use feedback gathered from members of our community to tackle key areas of concern. This involved high visibility patrols to target anti-social behaviour hotspots, warrants executed to disrupt and prevent criminal activity, speed enforcement, an off-road bike operation, crime prevention advice and multi-agency engagement.
This is the third time the operation has taken place in Doncaster, which has again resulted in a number of successes being achieved.
These successes have included the execution of nine warrants, three arrests for possession of controlled substances, a quantity of class A and B drugs seized, recovery of a suspected stolen vehicle and over 40,000 counterfeit cigarettes and 10kg of tobacco seized.
Officers also held community PACT meetings across the borough, provided crime prevention advice, worked with partners to enforce the town centre Public Space Protection Order and helped members of the community access and sign-up to SYP Alerts.
Superintendent Neil Thomas, who has been involved in overseeing the operation, has commented on the overall success of the day. He said: “The results achieved highlight the effectiveness of today’s operation and I would like to thank all of our partners and community agencies for their involvement.
“I hope this activity along with the work officers do day in and day out demonstrates our commitment to listening to and working with partners to resolve concerns such as antisocial behaviour, one of the areas the force has been rated as good at addressing in today’s HMIC report.
“Our aim remains creating a safe and happy environment for everyone and I’d like to offer my reassurance that we will continue to take action through operations such as Duxford, to improve confidence and prevent criminality.”