Bexley News Public asked for information in new offensive against drug dealers
12 September 2012
As Bexley prepares a new Met police offensive against street level drug dealers, the public is being encouraged to come forward with information about who may be dealing drugs in the borough.
In the next few weeks officers across Bexley and the rest of London will begin carrying out daily operations targeting local drug dealers as part of the Met’s total war on criminals and crime. In a renewed initiative, known as Operation Hawk, Safer Neighbourhoods teams, working with specialist colleagues, will be at the forefront of tackling local dealers using local community intelligence.
"We are urging the public to tell us about who is dealing drugs in their area"
While officers plan a series of operations, the MPS is asking for information that could help rid communities of drug dealers and the crimes and criminals that follow them.
• Do you know who may be dealing drugs?
• Do you know where drugs are being sold?
• Do you know where drugs are being grown or stored?
ANyone with any informatioin is urged to call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or to get in touch with their local Safer Neighbourhoods team by visiting the Safer Neighbourhoods section of this website.
While activity to tackle drug dealing has always been a high priority, with major operations carried out with partners against high-level dealers, Operation Hawk is being refocused to increase operational activity on drug dealing at the street level.
The MPS is also responding to concerns from local communities, many of whom cite tackling 'drugs' as a priority for local Safer Neighbourhoods teams.
Borough Commander Victor Olisa said: “We are urging the public to tell us about who is dealing drugs or committing crime in their area. Drug dealing damages communities. It generates crime, disorder and anti-social behaviour. Operation Hawk is a renewed emphasis on local policing teams tackling street level drug dealing and associated crime using local community intelligence.”
“Community intelligence passed to us will be dealt with as quickly as possible and carefully assessed before, and if, any action is taken. We will then tell communities what action we have taken to address these issues.”
“With your help we can make your local community safer. You make the call, we’ll make it stop.”