In the run up to Christmas, officers across East Herts will once again be carrying out 24 days of action, to target criminals and help keep people safe.
Following the success of last year’s event, Operation Advent returns on Thursday (1 December) and will see officers from all four of the district’s Safer Neighbourhood Teams (SNT) conduct various activities, including:
Community Voice and crime prevention events, to speak with local residents about any issues they may have and give advice
Overt and covert operations to target purse dippers and shoplifters
High visibility policing at local events to deter would-be thieves
Operations to target anti-social behaviour
Road safety operations, including a drink drive campaign with local partner organisations in Ware
Work under Op Advisory to help keep people safe while enjoying the night time economy
Talks in local schools about staying safe online
Bike marking events
East Herts SNT Inspector Mark Collins said: “Your local Safer Neighbourhood Team officers are dedicated to ensuring that East Herts is a safe place to live, work and visit all year round.
“Operation Advent intends to ‘open the door’ each day on just some of the varied policing activities that these local officers get involved with 24/7. It proved a great success last year and we’re looking forward to running it again.
“If there’s a particular area you think we should be focusing our efforts on, then please don’t hesitate to let us know. Feedback and intelligence from members of the public is vitally important and we’re committed to working with local residents, to solve any issues for the long term.”
You can follow the work of the teams on Twitter @EastHertsPolice and on Facebook by following the ‘East Herts Community Safety Partnership’ page.
You can use our anonymous community voice platform ‘echo’ to let us know what you think we should be prioritising in your area. Your feedback will help towards shaping our local policing priorities, initiatives and campaigns. Visit echo and tell us your thoughts.
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