Broomhall ‘week of action’ against organised crime

Broomhall is at the centre of a targeted week of action this week, as part of Sheffield’s multi-agency approach to organised crime. Our officers will be joining the council, youth services and local housing providers to target criminals and their assets in a bid to build community confidence.

Representatives from each of the agencies will be engaging with residents and talking to local community groups and people who work in the area.

Detective Inspector Graham Bulmer says it is important the public get involved: “You are likely to see more of our officers on the streets than usual this week, if you do – go and speak to them, say hello and talk to them about your concerns. Weeks like these are vital for building long term community relationships in different parts of the city.”

“There is a whole range of incredibly important things happening this week; we will be carrying out vulnerability checks at key locations in Broomhall which will help safeguard people living in the area and we’re also running street based youth services for teenagers and children.”

“We’ll also be supporting our partner agencies in carrying out immigration visits and joint patrols. The aim is to reduce crime and also build community confidence. ”

Operation Fortify is Sheffield’s multi-agency approach to tackling and preventing organised crime by bringing offenders to justice, protecting vulnerable people and increasing community resilience to organised crime.

Councillor Jim Steinke Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Community Safety at Sheffield City Council says he welcomes the operation: “This is a great example of the focused policing approach in particular communities where there is significant crime, working together with other agencies toward improving community safety.

“I know that the majority of the local community will welcome and support this operation, as they want to live in a safe environment, with less crime and less fear of crime. I hope we’ll see some positive results for those living in Broomhall.”

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