Stoke South continues anti-social-behaviour crackdown
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Stoke-on-Trent South Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) and partners are conducting a proactive operation aimed at tackling anti-social behaviour and criminality in Longton and the surrounding area.
As part of Op Dentment, perpetrators who frequent at community hotspots are being targeted by an increase of the number of officers out on patrol. The officers are hoping to engage with local businesses, alleviate community concerns and proactively investigate anti-social incidents with dedicated resources.
Local policing teams are continuing to hold engagement sessions in the mobile police vehicle across the south of the City and are consolidating increased resources into actioning the concerns of the local community - including drink and drugs, criminal damage, vandalism and violence.
Recent events held in Longton, Bentilee, Blurton, Meir Park and Hanford saw officers issue crime prevention advice to the public and share details of the collaborative operation across hotspot areas in the region.
This comes in addition to the increased rollout of dispersal orders directly targeting areas which see the most prolific and frequent anti-social-behaviour offending.
Detective Inspector Scott McGrath, of Stoke South NPT, said: “We are continuing to develop our relationship with partner agencies and the local community, by taking action on any concerns raised.
“The recent engagement events have allowed us to correlate more intelligence leads around anti-social behaviour within the region.
“We encourage communities within Stoke-on-Trent to continue their participation with these events and to actively report any anti-social behaviour incidents to the force.”
He added: “The public have been incredibly supportive of this crackdown and continue to assist local officers with the operation.
“We are always developing new ways to action the concerns of our communities and are continuing to consolidate specialist operations into making our county the safest it can be.”