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Street Rangers work with the NEW police Kestrel Team

Our Street Rangers are working with Ipswich Police's new Kestrel Team; dedicated to targeting hot spots for crime and ASB in the town centre.

The Neighbourhood Crime Proactive team or "Kestrel" team is a new unit that have been assembled to help crackdown on drug crime, frequently occurring crime and antisocial behaviour.

The team will be working directly with our Street Rangers to assist and support in targeting local policing priorities and deal with the policing issues and concerns which matter most to local communities.

County Policing Commander Chief Superintendent Marina Ericson said: “This dedicated Kestrel team will have the ability to dynamically deploy into a particular area for a period of time to target crime and work alongside the relevant local policing team.

“The team will work alongside other teams and partner agencies, putting a problem-solving approach at the heart of its activities and embracing creative and innovative methods. It will form a key part of the overall policing response to dealing with both existing and emerging criminal threats and challenges in local communities.”

Tim Passmore, Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner said: “I am very proud to see the Kestrel team in place and ready for action.

“This team will be able to swoop into areas where additional resource is required to deal with issues affecting communities, working alongside local policing teams. I wish them all well and look forward to hearing the results.”

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