A proactive police operation to tackle drugs and associated violence took place in the city centre.
Two people were arrested for public order and quantities of cocaine and MDMA were seized during Operation Guardian patrols in Nottingham city centre on Wednesday night (8 December 2021).
A number of officers patrolled the streets of the city, aided by a passive drugs dog, and carried out stop and search activity, as well as engaging with people enjoying a night out.
Operation Guardian is now well established in the city centre and across other parts of Nottinghamshire and is highly successful in tackling drugs and reducing violence which is often associated with drug use and dealing in the night time economy.
Sergeant Graham Whitt, who led the operation, said: “Despite the deplorable weather conditions we engaged with a lot of people during another successful operation as revellers were out enjoying the festivities.
“Operation Guardian is highly successful in tackling drugs and reducing violence which is often associated with drug use and dealing in the night time economy.
“It makes for a safer evening out and also reassures the public that Nottinghamshire Police takes proactive action to prevent crime from happening in the first place.
“Our activity on Wednesday night was positively received by members of the public who we engaged with and who were pleased to see us taking positive action to keep them safe.”