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Cleveland Police’s Proactive Team has made almost 400 arrests since its inception nine months ago.
Since November 2022, the Proactive Team has made a total of 396 arrests for a range of offences including serious violence and organised crime, as well as those wanted on warrant or prison recall.
They have also conducted 528 stop and searches with officers locating prohibited items, such as drugs and weapons, during 35% of those searches.
The Proactive Team was set up to focus on getting some of Cleveland’s most wanted offenders into custody as well as providing operational support.
They work closely with the Force Intelligence Unit and specialist investigative teams such as CID, Domestic Abuse Unit and Children and Vulnerable Adults (CAVA).
By carrying out targeted proactive patrols, utilising stop and search powers and monitoring hotspot areas across Cleveland, the team is on hand to ensure crime is detected and prevented.
Acting Inspector Darren Williamson said: “These fantastic results have been achieved through officers with a proactive mindset patrolling areas that have been identified for being high in crime.
“By doing this, we have disrupted criminal activity and have been visible within our communities to provide them with assurance that their concerns are being listened to.”
Information from the public is invaluable so if you see anything suspicious please contact Cleveland Police on 101 with any information or concerns.
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