A MAJOR police blitz started early today in parts of Huddersfield.
Police and other organisations are to spend all week targeting Bradley, Brackenhall, Deighton and Riddings in a bid to catch prolific criminals, clear the area up and help people with drugs problems seek help.
Bradley hit the headlines recently when it was revealed that the now-closed Little John pub on Keldregate had been a meeting place for young men allegedly involved in drug-dealing and vandalism.
This week's campaign, called Kirklees Focus, is the latest in a series of similar short, sharp, anti-crime campaigns.
They normally run over two days, but this will carry on until Friday to show people different services now available.
Also targeted will be anti-social behaviour, criminal damage and people wanted on warrants.
Acting Chief Insp David Glover said: "Usually we would run the initiative over two days and previously the focus has been on enforcement.
"Running the operation over five days gives each agency a better opportunity to raise awareness of the service each provides, give more back to the community and address any concerns that people have.
"We also have more time to tackle lower-level problems, such as dog fouling, and carry out a number of smaller environmental clean-ups, such as removing graffiti, rather than have just one big clean-up in one area.
"The feedback we have had from these initiatives so far has been very positive. We will continue to work with our partners to improve the quality of life for people living in Kirklees."
The organisations taking part are: Kirklees Neighbourhood Policing Teams, Kirklees Off Road Bike Team, the Drugs Intervention Programme, the Government's Highways Agency, Neighbourhood Wardens, Kirklees Environmental Health, Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing, Kirklees Strategic Waste, Kirklees Youth Diversion, Kirklees Anti Social Behaviour Unit, TV licensing, taxi licensing, Revenues and Bene- fits, West Yorkshire Trading Standards, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, Outreach/Drugsense, Kirklees Connections careers advice, First Bus and Kirklees councillors.