POLICE in Chichester will be targeting repeat offenders in a bid to make the district safer.
Operation Suppress, launched by the neighbourhood policing team, aims to target offenders who cause the most harm to the district.
Inspector Will Rolls said: “Historically, Chichester district has suffered crime from repeat offenders who reside either on or near to the district.
“Previous work has successfully disrupted these people in the short term, but they continue to return and commit crime within our communities.
“We will, therefore, target these individuals robustly and work with partners to ensure that we can bring an end to this activity.
“We will use all available tactics to prevent them from committing crime and to bring them to justice for the crimes that have been committed.
“They will remain under the spotlight until we are satisfied that they are no longer a threat to the district.
“We want to ensure that Chichester remains a safe place to live, work and socialise and I believe that the public would expect us to be proactive to achieve this. Operation Suppress is designed to do exactly that.”
Officers in the Chichester district will work with other partner agencies and organisations to tackle these individuals through several channels.