Nottinghamshire Police Operation Compass team in Nottingham city centre tackled various offences.
In just six shifts the team had over 70 positive encounters.
The operation involved a mix of the use of both plain clothes and uniformed officers and saw 60 individuals receive some kind of enforcement action taken against them for a range of street offences including supply and possession of drugs, retail crime, aggressive begging and a number of dispersals for anti-social behaviour.
The week resulted in the team conducted;
• 32 stop and search procedures of which 69% resulted in drugs or stolen items being recovered.
• 5 arrests including for two persons recalled to prison.
• 18 individuals have been reported for summons for a variety of offences to appear at court at a later date
• 12 out of court disposals were issued, both community resolutions and formal police cautions.
• 5 persons were dispersed out of the City centre for 48 hours following their anti-social behaviour
• 5 individuals were given formal warnings for aggressively begging.
A spokesperson said:
‘We also continue to signpost individuals based on their needs to a variety of local services including Framework, Street Outreach, The Big Issue and drugs and alcohol services and work with our partners on a regular basis to try and divert individuals away from the criminal justice system.
‘This will always be an integral part of our work.’
‘The team also responded to complaints made by members of the public regarding vehicles carrying out illegal u-turns on a busy city centre road which causes significant delays for visitors and public transport.
’11 drivers/riders were issued with traffic offence reports in less than two hours and may face prosecution for their blatant disregard for other road users.
‘This was extremely well received by members of the public who observed the officers on patrol.
‘The team are out and about this weekend supporting our local Neighbourhood teams and Night time economy officers.’