Posted on 1st October 2014
Police in Glossop have launched a campaign to tackle alcohol related crime in the community.
Operation Cassidy is set to run over the next three months and will see Safer Neighbourhood officers teaming up with partner agencies to combat anti-social behaviour caused through alcohol consumption.
The campaign also aims to offer reassurance and support to local residents and licensees to tackle any concerns that they may have, particularly within the night time economy.
Officers from the Glossop Town Safer Neighbourhood Team will be carrying out high visibility patrols at key times to target known offenders.
The policing team will also be seeking support of local licensees and bar staff to enforce the law around alcohol sales as part of the Intoxicated campaign.
Section Inspector Barry Doyle said: “We recognise that there have been a number of high profile cases, including an assault, in our community, however these types of crimes do not happen often.
“Violent crime has reduced year on year and I would like to reinforce the message that Glossop is still a safe place to live and visit.
“We will continue to target those responsible for violent disorder, along with engaging with the local community through Safer Neighbourhood meetings, pop-up shops and the community survey to offer support and listen to any neighbourhood concerns.”
Officers are set to host a drink driving awareness campaign later next month (October) to highlight the effects of alcohol. Further details about the event will be released at a later date.
For more information about Operation Cassidy or to speak to the Glossop Safer Neighbourhood Team call 101.
To report a crime anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.