Exeter local policing team priorities

If you want to raise a policing priority please use the contact team form.

Our policing team priorities are as follows:

Our top priorities for your neighbourhood are as follows:

OP Sceptre - Knife Crime

Priority reason: 31 Aug 2019

In response to a national trend in increased knife crime in cities, the Neighbourhood team have prioritised resources in this area.

Targetting individuals who present a risk by carrying knives or by using knives to commit crime. Preventative work is being carried out with young people who are known to, or information suggests that they are involved in knife crime or  carrying a blade.

Our response:

UPDATE 31 Aug 2019 Youth issues in residental areas

We have recently seen an increase of Youth ASB in residential areas, this is likely in response to active targeting in the city centre. We are therefore patrolling these areas and escalating the issue with the city's housing providers.

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OP Protractor: Youth ASB across Exeter

Priority reason: 31 Aug 2019

Serious Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) and crime across the city and wider area involving groups of youths and youth gangs. This involves organised theft, intimidation drug use and dealing, criminal damage and abuse towards the general public.

We will not tolerate anti-social behaviour and assaults on police. Therefore we are actively seeking-out and targetting individuals who are causing harm, utilising stop and search powers, seizing alcohol and drugs, dispersing problem groups and arresting offenders when required.

We have no updates to report at this time.

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OP Cleft: Tackling drug crime and organised crime gangs in Exeter

Priority reason: 12 Oct 2018

The neighbourhood team are involved in Operation Cleft, a significant police effort to disturb county lines and the crime gangs bringing drugs into the city.

We are regularly patrolling the worst affected areas and working with partners to protect vulnerable people. This includes cuckooing victims, which are individuals being targeted by the drug gangs to run drugs for them whilst taking advantage of their property.

Should you have any information or witness drug dealing/taking, then please get in contact with us. In an emergency call 999. Otherwise please email 101@dc.police.uk or call 101.When you report incidents it is especially useful to provide person descriptions.


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Our response:

UPDATE 12 Oct 2018 Targeting Class A dealers in Exeter

We are targeting Class A drug dealers in Exeter.
Vulnerable adults in the Exeter are at risk of being cuckooed. Local drug users can be exploited through establishment of a drug debt. Females can be sexually assaulted and prostituted for sexual favours in payment for drugs.   Children in care, regular missing people and those known to social care or youth offending are more likely to be involved in county lines exploitation including child sexual exploitation. They are deemed to be an inexpensive resource and easily coerced and controlled. This is why OP Cleft is still a key priority.

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Our resolved priorities for your neighbourhood are as follows:

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