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Neighbourhood Policing Week success as police tackle anti-social behaviour and County Lines drugs

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NEIGHBOURHOOD Policing Week has been hailed a success, with officers, supported by Police Dog Leo, tackling anti-social behaviour and County Lines drugs issues in Warrington.

During a week of increased activity Neighbourhood policing teams across the county have shown to the public the fantastic work that goes on day-in and day-out within local policing.

Throughout Neighbourhood Policing Week all nine local policing units, including Warrington, took part in the national action involving lots of activity across Cheshire.

From knife sweeps and prevention talks, to positive drugs warrants and a virtual insight to the drug dogs, the week was full of proactive magic that has brought the local community together and has contributed to making Cheshire a hostile place for criminals.

In Warrington, apart from the “star of the week” Police Dog Leo showing everyone how he does his job with PC Kerry Barber, there were many other things going on across the town.

This included knife sweeps and an operation involving police dogs to disrupt anti-social behaviour and county lines at Warrington West Station with British Transport Police (BTP).

There was also increased activity in Warrington town centre, where dispersal orders were put in place to tackle recent issues involving anti-social behaviour involving troublesome youths.

Assistant Chief Constable Bill Dutton said: “I am really pleased with the work that has been done over the last week from officers across the county.

“It is important that we show the local community that we are here and that they can come to us for advice. The amount of engagement that goes on does not go unnoticed and it is important that it continues further throughout the year.

“There has been a lot of work on social media which has shown the public both the results of our officer’s hard work but also what may go on behind the scenes. This was shown brilliantly by police dog Leo on social media.”

As well as local policing units working to make Cheshire a hostile place for criminals, the Special Constabulary also put their mark on Neighbourhood Policing Week. There was five dispersal orders issued and vehicles seized for drugs and driving offences. As well as this, there was support to prevent antisocial behaviour in town centres with officers in non-uniform conducting patrols.

Police Dog Leo


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