Tackling serious and organised crime takes centre stage
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Police officers across Northamptonshire will once again be focussing on serious and organised crime this week as the Force takes part in its latest week of action.
The start of 2023 marked the beginning of another 12 weeks of surge activity tackling the Force’s four Matters of Priority, serious violence, violence against women and girls, drug harm and serious and organised crime.
This week officers will be taking part in a multitude of activities aimed at offering advice and education as well as taking proactive action against those believed to be involved in the crime types associated with serious and organised crime.
Chief Inspector Tom Thompson, who is leading the week’s activities, said: “Serious and organised crime is a broad term used to cover a variety of different types of crime, including county lines drugs gangs, cybercrime, fraud, modern slavery and immigration crime.
“In many cases vulnerable people, including children, are targeted by offenders and coerced into committing crimes on their behalf, or have their homes taken over by criminal gangs who use it as a base to conduct their activity.
“This week we’ll be working with colleagues in partner organisations to deliver talks to schools, visits to people susceptible to cuckooing and conducting patrols of hot spot areas.”
You can report concerns about serious and organised crime to us by:
Calling 999 if someone is in danger or a crime is taking place
Call 101 for non-emergencies
Visiting our website northants.police.uk
Speaking to a police officer or PCSO
Alternatively, you can share information anonymously with independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555111 or via their online form.
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