Detectives, uniformed officers, PCSOs and staff from partner agencies will be out across Barnsley today tackling the issues that matter most to residents.
Responding directly to concerns raised by members of the community, including the use of drugs, antisocial behaviour and off-road bikes, officers will be working as part of Operation Duxford today (Wednesday 4 July), to clamp down on these particular issues.
District Commander for Barnsley, Chief Superintendent Scott Green, said: “Teams of detectives have already been carrying out intelligence-led warrants across the district early this morning, which will no doubt yield positive results throughout the day.
“We’ll have officers and staff from partner agencies spread across the district looking at issues including off-road bikes in Royston, antisocial behaviour in the town centre and rural crime in the more remote areas of Barnsley.
“Officers will also be carrying out intelligence led stop and searches and you’ll see our mounted officers in the town centre, along with visible support from other agencies, too.”
Operation Duxford, carried out in each district across the force, aims to tackle crime and antisocial behaviour, but a large part of today’s action is also about protecting vulnerable people and engaging with communities, as Chief Supt Green continues.
“While a large part of the work we’re doing today will be around enforcement activity, identifying offenders and bringing them into custody, it’s also about protecting those most vulnerable within our communities.
“Where possible today, alongside partner agencies we will be offering support and signposting people to any support services they may need. We are committed to improving the way we police Barnsley and to ensure both residents and visitors feel safe here.
“I’d encourage anyone, whether you have concerns or not, to speak to us as you see us out and about on patrol today. We can tell you more about Operation Duxford but also about the work we’ve done in improving the area so far and tackling the issues that matter most to you.”
Updates of today’s activity will be posted on our social media channels throughout the day – just follow #OpDuxford on Twitter and visit our Facebook page South Yorkshire Police.
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