Operation launches in Stockton to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour
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An operation to tackle antisocial behaviour, violent crime and drug dealing in Stockton town centre launches this week.
The operation will commence on Wednesday 8th November and will run throughout the month in a bid to deter criminals and reassure the community.
It will see dedicated officers from Stockton’s Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) carry out extra foot patrols in and around Stockton High Street.
Sergeant Mitch Baldwin from the Stockton Neighbourhood Police Team said: “By carrying out high-visibility patrols and stop and search checks we’re disrupting those who wish to commit crime in the town centre.
“This is the type of work we do day in and day out but with extra patrols in place we can continue to engage with the community and provide that reassurance. I would encourage anyone with concerns or issues to speak with our officers.
“I hope this shows the community that we are listening to their concerns and we will act to prevent crime and antisocial behaviour.
“We are working closely with multiple agencies including businesses and the local authority as we know it takes a combined effort to tackle the issue.”
Anyone with information or concerns about crime or antisocial behaviour in their area is urged to contact Cleveland Police on 101.
Independent charity Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org or by phone on 0800 555 111.