Avon and Somerset Police has made notable improvements in tackling residential burglary, knife crime and the illegal supply of controlled drugs, according to the latest figures.
In April, the Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens announced Operation Remedy would involve an increase of 100 police officers and a £2million investment from local taxpayers to crack down on the crimes that matter most to local people.
The latest performance figures show that in these first three months there has been a total of 150 arrests linked to approximately 450 offences; 33 warrants executed, 23 of which resulted in a positive outcome; a total of 242 stop searches; and 414 pieces of information received from both the public and police officers.
There have also been a number of notable offenders arrested and charged in relation to residential burglary, knife crime and the illegal supply of controlled drugs.
PCC Sue Mountstevens said: “I know local people will be really pleased with the police’s increased focus on tackling drugs, knife crime and burglary.
“There’s still plenty of work to be done but I am pleased with the positive direction that Op Remedy is taking. I want to say a massive thank you to our officers for all their hard work and we will continue to send a clear message to criminals that coming into our towns and cities to commit their crimes is not an option.”
Assistant Chief Constable Stephen Cullen added: “It would be premature to place too much emphasis on the different outcomes at this early stage, but I am confident that these past 12 weeks have provided a glimpse of what is to come and highlights our commitment to cracking down on the crimes that matter most to local people.”