Semilong Neighbourhood Watch
This Operation is the county wide intelligence led Police activity which aims to "bring to justice those involved in serious acquisitive crime such as robbery, burglary and vehicle crime"
So far it has had tremendous successes with 12 of the most prolific criminals receiving sentences totalling more than 36 years and over 400 people have been arrested under Operation Guardian in the last four months.
[See the 12 convicted criminals here]
Superintendent Pete Windridge, who is co-ordinating Operation Guardian, said:
"The final three months of 2009 saw us make great strides with Operation Guardian and to have made 400 arrests going into the New Year is great news for the people of Northamptonshire".
"Officers across the county, together with our partners, are now looking to bring as many offenders to justice as quickly as we can".
"Crime has been falling in Northamptonshire for the last six years but we acknowledge there is scope for further improvement in tackling those serious crimes which inflict misery and hardship. There is good news in that many of our prolific burglary offenders are currently off the streets. But we cannot and will not be complacent. There are still many individuals out there who have an eye on crime and we need to be in their faces at all times. We want to bring down serious acquisitive crime in Northamptonshire by at least 16 per cent by the end of the crime recording year, March 31, and a sustained team effort by officers and staff means we are on course to achieving that. But as always we rely on help from the public in giving us information about crime and criminals operating where they live or work. You tell us, we will act upon it. Please remain vigilant, please report any suspicious activity using the dedicated Watch number or alternatively contact Northamptonshire West Police or Crimestoppers on the numbers below quoting reference below.bout crime and criminals operating where they live or work. You tell us, we will act upon it. Please remain vigilant, please report any suspicious activity using the dedicated Watch number or alternatively contact Northamptonshire West Police or Crimestoppers on the numbers below quoting reference below.
**Northamptonshire Police Contact Details**
- Emergency: 999
- Northamptonshire Police Switchboard: 101
- Dedicated Watch Line: 01604 XXXXXXX
- Alternatively Call Crime Stoppers Anonymously: 0800 555 111