Published On: Fri, May 23rd, 2014 on 11:10 am

More police vehicles to be on county’s roads than ever before

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Vehicles have been deployed ahead of May Bank Holiday weekend as part of a major operation against burglars and travelling criminals.

Through West Yorkshire Police’s Operation Viper, the county will see more than triple the number of vehicles and officers that are normally available at one time.

Superintendent Pat Casserly, who is leading the operation, said: “Traditionally we can see a rise in crime over the Bank Holiday weekend and we are determined to buck that trend.

“We have officers, including senior managers and Special Constables, all working over their allotted hours to make sure every vehicle we have is out on the roads making a difference and helping to catch criminals and lower crime.”

Operation Viper forms as part of West Yorkshire Police’s crime reduction offensive.

Reportedly, it has reduced burglary across the county by 20% and robbery by 10% since it came into force in October last year.

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