Operation Hawk: North Yorkshire Police target suspects in 'day of action'

Gazette & Herald: Operation Hawk: Suspects targeted in 'day of action' Operation Hawk: Suspects targeted in 'day of action'

A MAJOR police operation will take place in North Yorkshire today, with scores of officers on the streets to help crack down on crime across the county.

In Operation Hawk the road crime team, road policing group and the firearms support unit will monitor the roads around the region looking for known and suspected offenders, while members of the safer neighbourhood teams and CID officers will target suspects in cities, towns and villages around the county.

Assistant chief constable Paul Kennedy said: “This day of action, which is the first in a series as part of Operation Hawk, will further emphasise our cast-iron commitment to bring offenders to justice and disrupt their activity with the use of about 150 additional officers and staff to help us target and arrest suspects.”

Residents can follow the operation on Twitter @NYorksPolice using the hashtag #OpHawk, or on the force website at northyorkshire.police.uk/hawklive

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11:23am Wed 4 Dec 13

The Great Buda says...

Rather than carry out a PR stunt; I'd prefer the police to but 10 extra police on duty EVERY day.
Rather than carry out a PR stunt; I'd prefer the police to but 10 extra police on duty EVERY day. The Great Buda

11:36am Wed 4 Dec 13

Platform9 says...

So by advertising the operation I guess the intended targets will just stay indoors?
So by advertising the operation I guess the intended targets will just stay indoors? Platform9

11:59am Wed 4 Dec 13

ladybranch says...

Did you hear that all you criminals out there???? Stay indoors! What a bloody joke.
Did you hear that all you criminals out there???? Stay indoors! What a bloody joke. ladybranch

12:02pm Wed 4 Dec 13

Kevin Turvey says...

Surely thats why the taxpayer funds the police to do this EVERY day rather than just when there is a targeted operation that is high profile in the media.

So indirectly what the police are suggesting is that they only go after known criminals in special operations as PR and if you are a criminal have a day off and we will leave you alone?



'the road crime team, road policing group and the firearms support unit will monitor the roads around the region looking for known and suspected offenders'

So that'll be the camera vans then with over the top armed response as back up!

Talk about feast and famine!

How about going out and catch some real criminals... like policemen lieing about plebgate, falsifying statements from Hillsborough, illegelly arresting after beating up miners at orgreave, colluding with loyalists/SAS for death squads in NI, shooting innocent people like Blair Peach, opening up case files before the missing person was reported as such - David Kelly and covering up these and other crimes at the bequest of the state.

And they wonder why the population does not trust them!
Surely thats why the taxpayer funds the police to do this EVERY day rather than just when there is a targeted operation that is high profile in the media. So indirectly what the police are suggesting is that they only go after known criminals in special operations as PR and if you are a criminal have a day off and we will leave you alone? 'the road crime team, road policing group and the firearms support unit will monitor the roads around the region looking for known and suspected offenders' So that'll be the camera vans then with over the top armed response as back up! Talk about feast and famine! How about going out and catch some real criminals... like policemen lieing about plebgate, falsifying statements from Hillsborough, illegelly arresting after beating up miners at orgreave, colluding with loyalists/SAS for death squads in NI, shooting innocent people like Blair Peach, opening up case files before the missing person was reported as such - David Kelly and covering up these and other crimes at the bequest of the state. And they wonder why the population does not trust them! Kevin Turvey

3:16pm Wed 4 Dec 13

CHISSY1 says...

No matter what the Police do there will always be those, that at every opportunity will find fault.The Police have a difficult job as it with all the cuts.They want support not criticism.
No matter what the Police do there will always be those, that at every opportunity will find fault.The Police have a difficult job as it with all the cuts.They want support not criticism. CHISSY1

10:40pm Wed 4 Dec 13

twotonethomas says...

CHISSY1 wrote:
No matter what the Police do there will always be those, that at every opportunity will find fault.The Police have a difficult job as it with all the cuts.They want support not criticism.
They could try earning support.
[quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: No matter what the Police do there will always be those, that at every opportunity will find fault.The Police have a difficult job as it with all the cuts.They want support not criticism.[/p][/quote]They could try earning support. twotonethomas

1:13pm Thu 5 Dec 13

ian923 says...

So they used 150 extra staff and managed to arrest only 43 people some of which will have been left on the back burner to ensure at least some arrests on Operation Hawks well publicised day.I wouldn't call it a great result.
So they used 150 extra staff and managed to arrest only 43 people some of which will have been left on the back burner to ensure at least some arrests on Operation Hawks well publicised day.I wouldn't call it a great result. ian923

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