PEOPLE who commit crime or cause problems on West Yorkshire's buses have been warned that police may be sitting near them.
A new poster campaign warns troublemakers that many police officers use the buses when they are not on duty. But they still have the power to act and arrest people if they see a crime or anti-social behaviour taking place.
The advertising campaign called Who's Sat Next To You? will be run on 900 buses across the county.
Arriva Yorkshire managing director Ken Clarke said: "Anti-social behaviour is never acceptable on our services and constitutes, in the majority of cases, a criminal offence.
"Arriva is committed to ensuring the safety of customers and employees and I believe initiatives like this can only support this aim."
The scheme is the latest phase in the crackdown on crime as part of Target's ongoing Safer Transport Campaign. The campaign has seen various moves aiming to reduce problems on public transport and at bus stations across the region.
Target - West Yorkshire Police's biggest ever crackdown on crime and the fear of crime - has joined forces with Crimestoppers, Metro and district bus operators to identify and resolve problems, promoting driver safety and public confidence.
Target's Insp Julie Sykes said: "These adverts send a strong message to would-be troublemakers - commit crime and you will be caught."
Have your say