A TWO-DAY blitz on crime and anti-social behaviour in Ravensthorpe, Dewsbury Moor and Dewsbury town centre starts on Monday.
The Kirklees Focus initiative aims to tackle a variety of issues affecting residents.
Officers from the Dewsbury and Mirfield Neighbourhood Policing Team will be carrying out various activities working with Crime Reduction Officers, Anti-Social Behaviour Unit, Kirklees Council’s CCTV van, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA), Customs and Excise, the Drug Interventions Programme, Probation Service, Fire Service, Housing Department, Environmental Services, a team carrying out Civil Warrants, Outreach/Drugsense and local Councillors.
During the operation police will execute arrest warrants, target anti-social behaviour hotspots, conduct a community clean-up, and target illegal vehicles and the use of the area’s roads for criminal activity.
There will also be high-visibility patrols, licensing visits, deployment of the CCTV van, patrols targeting illegal parking, crime reduction advice, deployment of off-road bikes, deployment of young people’s services, dog warden patrols and fire safety advice.
Insp Dave Barnett said: “We know from looking at the results during the summer months just how effective this kind of focused partnership working can be and we will be looking to make a positive impact on the quality of life for residents in the area.
“One issue we will be looking at in particular, will be the anti-social use of vehicles in and around the town centre. We have done a lot of work with shop keepers and residents in reducing this problem and will be continuing our efforts around this.
“Anti social behaviour will also be a key area our officers will be looking to address. As we head towards bonfire night and the nights draw in even quicker, we will be speaking especially to young people in the area about the misuse of fireworks and their consequences.”