Cars seized for no insurance, drugs recovered and suspects arrested - it’s all in a day’s work for our Rotherham Central Neighbourhood Policing Team cops.
It’s fair to say that it was a busy few days for the team last week, who have done everything from recovering weapons, disrupting the supply of drugs and policing a football match for the town.
Of course this is all part of daily business for them but it’s also part of Operation Alligator, an ongoing initiative run by the team, focusing on issues raised by you, the local community.
The team have enjoyed significant success to date, with the back end of last week certainly adding to that.
On Wednesday afternoon alone officers seized two cars for no insurance, detained two men on suspicion of possession of drugs, held crime prevention stalls at the market and staffed the football match taking place at the New York Stadium.
Into the evening and following day, officers patrolling the interchange recovered a knife hidden behind a wall and promptly booked it in for destruction.
Cannabis seizures and crime prevention walkabouts with local cadets followed, in addition to arrests for a street robbery, and an arrest for suspected drug driving as officers continued to disrupt criminality and reassure residents. The team also provided cover for the Lord Mayors parade at the weekend and the final of the under 17s UEFA Cup, as PC Claire Atkinson on behalf of the team explains.
“We want to show local residents that we are constantly out and about, tackling the issues that matter to you.
“If you see officers or PCSOs in the town please go and talk to them if you have any concerns – or if you just want to get to know your local neighbourhood team more!
“Antisocial behaviour and drug use are two concerns that have been raised to us and so far we’ve seen some really positive results in tackling these.
“We couldn’t do it without the support of the local community though, which is why it’s so important that if you see something that concerns you to get in touch with us.
“We’re hoping to have plenty more positive results to tell you about over the coming weeks so keep your eyes peeled.”
If you follow the team on Twitter - @RotherhamCentralNHP – you might’ve already seen the positive work they’ve been doing. If you don’t follow them on Twitter, why not!? Go and hit that follow button now!
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