New group set-up to tackle organised crime in Dorset

New group set-up to tackle organised crime in Dorset

New group set-up to tackle organised crime in Dorset

First published in News

A NEW group has been set-up by Dorset Police to deal with organised crime groups.

The tactical partnership group is the latest weapon being used by the Force to dismantle such groups and bring a halt to their activities in the county.

Under the banner of Project Spotlight, Dorset Police will share information about organised crime groups with partner agencies.

These agencies are councils across Dorset, the Environment Agency, the Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT), HM Revenue and Customs, the UK Border Agency and NHS Counter Fraud.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Callaghan, of Dorset Police, said: “Dorset Police is committed to sharing information with these partners to enable a holistic and deep-rooted approach toward tackling organised criminality.

“I want to make organised crime groups and their associates feel toxic – tackling them at every possible angle and reminding them we will not tolerate this type of activity in our communities.

“I would urge anyone with information about organised criminality in Dorset to call us in confidence on 101 or the anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111.”

The Project Spotlight tactical partnership group held its first meeting in January 2014.

Detective Chief Inspector Callaghan added: “The majority of partners held information on the organised crime groups and provided valuable intelligence at this meeting and identified further areas for the Force to investigate.

“I hope that by sharing this information we are able to collectively dismantle these groups and prosecute those involved.

Comments (7)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

11:14am Wed 26 Feb 14

AmsterdamMan says...

Wheres Underhill?... On holiday?
Wheres Underhill?... On holiday? AmsterdamMan
  • Score: 3

11:22am Wed 26 Feb 14

BoscVegas says...

AmsterdamMan wrote:
Wheres Underhill?... On holiday?
I presume it is because he bleats on about how crime has been reducing and his PR team have told him that it would be contradictory to put his overpaid mug to this story.
[quote][p][bold]AmsterdamMan[/bold] wrote: Wheres Underhill?... On holiday?[/p][/quote]I presume it is because he bleats on about how crime has been reducing and his PR team have told him that it would be contradictory to put his overpaid mug to this story. BoscVegas
  • Score: 4

11:34am Wed 26 Feb 14

contric says...

whats the point of police doing this when the criminals go to court and come before judge wiggs
whats the point of police doing this when the criminals go to court and come before judge wiggs contric
  • Score: 7

11:41am Wed 26 Feb 14

seaviews says...

contric wrote:
whats the point of police doing this when the criminals go to court and come before judge wiggs
Goto https://submissions.
epetitions.direct.go
v.uk/petitions/49745 this will hopefully limit at least the damage a poor judge can do.
[quote][p][bold]contric[/bold] wrote: whats the point of police doing this when the criminals go to court and come before judge wiggs[/p][/quote]Goto https://submissions. epetitions.direct.go v.uk/petitions/49745 this will hopefully limit at least the damage a poor judge can do. seaviews
  • Score: 3

4:59pm Wed 26 Feb 14

pete woodley says...

A lot on here are more interested in the travellers at creekmoor,trees at xchurch,doggies.than the crime.
A lot on here are more interested in the travellers at creekmoor,trees at xchurch,doggies.than the crime. pete woodley
  • Score: 1

5:01pm Wed 26 Feb 14

pete woodley says...

A lot on here are more interested in the travellers at creekmoor,trees at xchurch,doggies in the forest,than the crime rate,till something happens to them,then they blame the police.
A lot on here are more interested in the travellers at creekmoor,trees at xchurch,doggies in the forest,than the crime rate,till something happens to them,then they blame the police. pete woodley
  • Score: 2

10:35pm Wed 26 Feb 14

Knighthawk says...

Organised crime - They could start with Bournemouth Council but then again they are not that organised !
Organised crime - They could start with Bournemouth Council but then again they are not that organised ! Knighthawk
  • Score: 2

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree