Police Operation Sees Crime Fall In Weymouth
7:43am 8th April 2014
Overall crime has fallen 20% in a part of Weymouth and Police say they've made significant progress in their fight against illegal drugs.
A crack team of Officers has been carrying out robust patrols in the Melcombe Regis, Nothe and Chaplehay areas of the town for over a year.
It's resulted in a number of drugs arrests with cash being seized.
The high visibility patrols have also led to better links with people living in those local communities.
Weymouth and Portland Neighbourhood Inspector Pete Browning said Officers will try to build on this success in partnership with their colleagues at the local council, housing and the wider public sector;
"We have a shared overall objective to improve the lives of the residents and visitors of Weymouth and Portland.
"The disruption of drug supply in to Weymouth and Portland is just one strand of the continued operation. I want to continue to build on this success to see a sustained reduction in crime whilst also focusing on some of the wider issues facing the town."
Weymouth Police have been successful in gaining support from police officers across Dorset to assist them in this task.
Inspector Pete Browning continued: "I am very keen for the community to get involved and assist us by reporting anything unusual. Are there suspicious people in your area who you do not recognise? Do you know who your neighbours are?
"Do you know the vulnerable members of your community? Talk to your neighbours and please check they are OK.
"I would urge members of the public who may have concerns, suspicions or any information about the misuse of drugs to contact Dorset Police on 101, or the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111."
Residents are also being urged to keep up to date by searching for Weymouth and Portland Safer Neighbourhood Team on Facebook and liking their page. You can also follow Weymouth and Portland Police on Twitter by searching for your local ward area.