Joint operation tackles criminality in Hertfordshire
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Multiple vehicles were seized and a person arrested following an operation organised by officers from Hertfordshire’s Special Constabulary Operational Support Teams.
The joint operation which took place in Stirling Way, Borehamwood, was led by the Metropolitan Police Service and supported by Hertfordshire’s Special Constabulary and the local Operation Scorpion team. They focused on targeting criminals utilising the road network across different policing areas to conduct their crimes.
A total of 15 Hertfordshire Specials were involved with support from regular officers.
The operation resulted in:
10 vehicles seized for various document offences, including no insurance and driving otherwise in accordance with a licence.
13 Traffic Offences Reports (TORs) issued for various Road Traffic Act offences.
A Section 59 notice issued to a driver for the manner of their driving.
One person arrested for drug driving.
Three stop and searches conducted.
Special Sergeant Alex Whittle, who led the operation for Hertfordshire Constabulary, said: “This was a successful operation and I’d like to express my thanks to my Special Constabulary colleagues who volunteered their time to help keep Hertfordshire safe and make this operation the success it continues to be. I’d also like to thank our colleagues from the Met and the local policing team for their support.
“I hope the results provide reassurance to the people of Hertfordshire and shows that we are proactively out there preventing crime and by conducting these operations we’re making a positive impact and sending a clear message to criminals that they continue to not be welcome in Hertfordshire.
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