Barnsley’s police commander has praised the efforts of staff who took part in Operation Duxford yesterday, resulting in the seizure of cash and drugs.
Hundreds of people were also spoken to, as officers and partner agencies engaged with members of the local community, listening to the issues they are currently facing so that they can de acted on and subsequently dealt with.
District Commander for the town, Chief Superintendent Scott Green, said: “I hope that seeing and speaking to officers yesterday has reassured people living in Barnsley that we are committed to tackling the issues that matter most to you.
“If you tell us there’s something happening in the area you live that’s of concern, we will listen and act upon it.
“Hundreds of staff and officers, alongside colleagues from Barnsley Council, South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service and the Department of Work and Pensions, carried out enforcement activity, including eight search warrants, as well as extensive engagement opportunities as we spoke to residents and businesses about crime prevention and safety advice.
“During the pre-planned warrants almost £3,000 worth of cash was seized and a quantity of controlled drugs recovered, which resulted in the arrest of a 29-year-old man for possession with intent to supply. A further two arrests were also made throughout the day.
“Other significant results included tickets for fly tipping being issued, seven speeding tickets, two dogs seized under the Dangerous Dogs Act and 24 vehicles stopped and searched.
“As you can see, yesterday’s intelligence led activity was varied and I’m proud of what we were able to achieve and I’d like to thank staff and partner agencies for their efforts.
“I’d also like to thank every single person who stopped to speak to officers, who said hello and who wanted to find out more about Operation Duxford and the overall work we’re doing across the district.
“While Operation Duxford enables us to carry out a high-visibility day of action with the assistance of partners, it’s important to note that this work, tackling the issues most prevalent in our community, is ongoing every single day.
“Our priority is making Barnsley a safe and enjoyable place to live, work and visit and so as always, I’d ask anyone with concerns to speak to their local Neighbourhood Policing Team, or get in touch with us via 101.”
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