MAR 00] WARWICKSHIRE CONSTABULARY PRESS RELEASE
Police Tackle Crime Hotspots
High profile policing patrols will be operating in
South Warwickshire throughout the afternoon and evening today.
Operation Tranquillity will focus on potential crime
hot spots and use intelligence led information to target suspects and
vehicles used in crime.
The operation is specifically aimed at reducing house
burglaries and vehicle crime both in towns and rural areas of South
In addition to high profile foot and mobile patrols
there will be roadside checks where motorists will be given advice on
accident prevention and road safety.
Officers will stop speeding drivers and dangerous or
Potential crime hot spots such as pub and hotel car
parks will be targeted as part of the operation.
Fifty officers will be dedicated to the operation and
Superintendent Mick Hayward has asked for the public’s support by
reporting anything suspicious.
If people have information they wish to remain
anonymous they can contact the Crimestoppers freephone line on 0800
Superintendent Hayward said:
“Operation Tranquillity has been carefully planned
using intelligence to specifically target known offenders as well as
burglary and vehicle crime hot spots.
Cracking down on burglaries and vehicle crime is one
of our key policing objectives and we will plan future operations
along similar lines to Tranquillity.”
added that the well-established network of Neighbourhood Watch schemes
in South Warwickshire helped boost the partnership approach to
tackling crime and reducing the fear of crime.