There will be an increased police presence across Rotherham today (Friday 8 March) as Operation Duxford returns to the town, dedicated to tackling the issues that matter most to local communities.
The operation began earlier this morning, with a public multi-agency briefing outside Riverside House attended by Chief Constable Stephen Watson.
There are a range of activities taking place throughout the day and into the evening, as Chief Inspector Chris Foster explains.
“By now, most people will have seen or experienced an Operation Duxford in Rotherham before. This time, we’ve really focused our efforts on issues that have been raised directly by our communities, and implemented a bespoke policing plan that we hope will really make a difference.
“Without divulging too much detail at the early stages of this operation, I hope that later in the day I’ll be sharing with you some positive results and that this activity will make an impact across the town.
“There’ll be an increased police presence generally across key areas of Rotherham, so if you see our officers out and about, say hi to them. There will be some crime prevention stands popping up across Rotherham as well, so stop and have a chat with your local officers!”
We’ll be sharing results throughout the day on our social media channels – make sure you’re following your local Rotherham NHP account on Facebook and Twitter for more.