Our officers will be employing their Section 60 stop and search powers this evening, Friday 19 April, and into the early hours of the morning in Mexborough in a bid to deter violent crimes.
This actions is following recent incidents of threats of violence in the area including those involving weapons.
The use of these powers is designed to keep our communities safe.
Chief Superintendent Shaun Morley said: “The force has been granted the Section 60 authority under the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 and the operation will remain in place until 3am tomorrow, Saturday 20 April.
“This authority gives our officers the power to stop and search people who they think are carrying offensive weapons.
“Officers do not have to have reasonable suspicion about the individual being stopped and searched. Instead, the authority is intended to deter people from carrying offensive weapons and keep everyone safe by preventing violence.”
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