A TWO-DAY anti-crime blitz is to be held next week.
The operation will be next Monday and Tuesday in Ravensthorpe and Dewsbury Moor.
It is the latest in a spate of similar events called Kirklees Focus and involves the police working closely with many other organisations.
Officers from the Neighbourhood Policing Teams across Kirklees will be working with other organisations.
These will include crime reduction officers, Kirklees Council’s Anti-Social Behaviour Unit, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency, the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency the Drug Interventions Programme and Outreach/Drugsense.
Also involved will be Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing, the council’s Environmental Services, the Probation Service, Trading Standards and bus operator Arriva who will be working with officers targeting problem bus routes in Kirklees.
The main aims are to combat anti-social behaviour, criminal damage and drugs.
Known offenders will be targeted and police will aim to catch criminals wanted on warrant.
Crime prevention advice will be given and fly-tipping and graffiti will be cleaned up.
Dewsbury Neighbourhood Policing Team’s Insp Ian Gayles said: "The Kirklees Focus initiative has grown in strength over the past year and has seen some good results in areas already targeted.
“This time we are turning our attentions to Dewsbury Moor and Ravensthorpe, which will see an increased police and partner attention over these two days.
“Our aims will be to reduce reports of criminal damage and arrest those wanted for offences.
“We will also be looking to reduce overall crime and the fear of crime by providing a cleaner environment for people who live and work in these areas.
“Neighbourhood Policing Team officers will also be out patrolling the streets and providing a visible presence in Dewsbury Moor and Ravensthorpe.
“They will also be speaking to residents about their concerns, which we can then act upon.
“The feedback we have already received from other communities has been positive.
“We will continue to work with our partners to make Kirklees a safer place to live in.’’