Sep 12 2012

The Met’s New “Shop a Drug Dealer” Campaign

In the next few weeks, Met Police officers across London will begin carrying out daily operations targeting local drug dealers as part of the Met’s total war on criminals and crime. In a renewed initiative, known as Operation Hawk, Safer Neighbourhoods teams, working with specialist colleagues, will be at the forefront of tackling local dealers using local community intelligence.

While officers plan a series of operations, the MPS is asking for information that could help rid communities of drug dealers and the crimes and criminals that follow them.

  • Do you know who may be dealing drugs?
  • Do you know where drugs are being sold?
  • Do you know where drugs are being grown or stored?

Anyone with information is urged to call Crimestoppers, an independent charity, anonymously on 0800 555 111; or to get in touch with their local Safer Neighbourhoods team by visiting the Safer Neighbourhoods section of this website.

While activity to tackle drug dealing has always been a high priority, with major operations carried out with partners against high-level dealers, Operation Hawk is being refocused to increase operational activity on drug dealing at the street level.

The MPS is also responding to concerns from local communities, many of whom cite tackling ‘drugs’ as a priority for local Safer Neighbourhoods teams.

“With your help we can make your local community safer. “

Commander Mak Chishty, MPS operational lead for Operation Hawk said: “Operation Hawk is a renewed emphasis on local policing teams tackling street level drug dealing and associated crime using local community intelligence. We urge the public to come forward with information about who is dealing drugs or committing crime in their area. With your help we can make your local community safer. You make the call, we’ll make it stop.”

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