Four LACs join forces in operation to tackle crime in Hunter region
Police from four local area commands(LAC) within the Hunter region are joining forces in an operation to combat property theft, drug supply and other offences. Operation Quad LAC will involve police from Lake Macquarie, Newcastle City, Port Stephens and Central Hunter Special Operations Groups. The operation will run over the next two weekends, and involve the four commands sharing intelligence and resources to conduct targeted, high-visibility patrols. Specifically, Operation Quad LAC will: Target offenders and known locations; Target offenders with outstanding warrants and court attendance notices; Conduct compliance checks on offenders with current bail conditions; and Perform mobile random breath testing. The crimes to be targeted by Operation Quad LAC include property offences, such as break-and-enters. Officers will also have drug suppliers in their sights. “Throughout this operation, we will be undertaking numerous proactive policing strategies with our colleagues within the Newcastle City, Port Stephens and Central Hunter commands,” Lake Macquarie Local Area commander, Superintendent Brett Greentree, said. “Crime knows no boundaries, so it makes perfect sense for us to share resources in this way,” he said. “Our other vital partnership is with the local communities in these areas, and as always, we ask that anyone with information about crime to come forward and report it to police,” Supt Greentree said. Police are urging anyone with information about local crime or criminals to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence.
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