Licence checks, high visibility patrols, enforcement activity, crime prevention and warrants was just some of the activity carried out by officers, partner agencies and support services during a week of targeted activity in Doncaster.
The week of planned activity saw officers working to implement tailored plans aimed at addressing issues and concerns relating to anti-social behaviour, community safety and vehicle crime.
Specifically this work included executing warrants, alcohol test purchase operations, speed awareness operations, off-road bike operations, high-visibility patrols and engagement events; which resulted in:
- Over 30 cannabis plants, 10kg of dried cannabis and a large quantity of cash seized following four warrants.
- Test purchase operations carried out at 13 licensed premises. Out of the 13 premises visited, 11 successfully passed and two failed. The premises that failed were issued with fixed penalty notices and now have to undergo a training programme, during which they will be subject to random inspections carried out by officers and licensing teams.
- Dedicated operations carried out by the forces off-road bike team in and around the Balby area resulted in a number of riders being stopped and their documentation checked. Officers also worked to highlight areas where legal riders can and cannot ride, and the regulations they have to follow. In addition to this engagement work, mounted officers also conducted patrols in areas where there have been an increase in reports relating to off-road bikes to deter anti-social behaviour and provide reassurance.
- PCSOs and local authority partners worked together to tackle problems relating to parking, truancy, housing conditions, litter and speeding. This resulted in over 30 parking tickets issued by Doncaster Council’s enforcement team, a number of housing checks and awareness activity to highlight the dangers of illegal parking.
The results achieved illustrate the purpose of the targeted work as Sergeant Richard Vernon explains: “Throughout the dedicated operation we used feedback and concerns members of our communities had raised to tailor the plans and activity which took place.
“This enabled us to work collaboratively with partners to implement plans that were specifically aimed at tackling criminal activity. The results achieved demonstrate the effectivity of this and I hope the action taken illustrates our commitment to addressing and resolving community concerns.
“Community safety is our main priority and we work continuously with our local authority partners, through operations such as this, to address local issues and provide reassurance.”