Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Police Operational Support Group make another 18 arrests as they continue to work to try to keep county safe

POLICE Officers from our Operational Policing Command, including the Operational Support Group (OSG) made 18 arrests yesterday, Tuesday 24 October, as part of their ongoing work to keep our communities safe.

Working to support a variety of different Essex Police teams across the county, the command executed warrants, carried out arrest attempts, targeted those who pose a risk on our roads, and responded to incidents.

They made arrests for vehicle theft, drug driving, dangerous driving, theft, possession of an offensive weapon, and money laundering offences.

Two more people were arrested at Stansted, one on suspicion of drug driving and another on suspicion of assault.

Six people were stopped and searched, and two people accepted community resolutions after officers established they had drugs on them.

The team also stopped 29 vehicles while patrolling the county’s roads.

Chief Inspector Richard Baxter, who leads the OSG, said: “Our job is to support teams from across the force to get suspects into custody and keep our communities safe, and this is exactly what we have done.

“The OSG sits within the wider Operation Policing Command – which includes officers like our firearms team, dog unit and officers at Stansted – and all these teams contribute to making our county safer.

“The team carried out a wide range of activities yesterday which shows the huge variation in their work and the way they protect the public.

“And they’ll be out across the county again today, tackling crime and keeping you safe.”

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