Leamington police team honoured - The Leamington Observer

Leamington police team honoured

Leamington Editorial 1st Feb, 2022   0

A POLICE team in Leamington has been commended for its efforts to keep the community safe.

Leamington’s Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) was praised for its work on Operation Switch.

Established in June 2020 following two murders, the operation was designed to help ease community tension as well as protecting those people vulnerable to gangs and county lines drug pushers.

Despite being at the height of the pandemic, the team worked tirelessly using intelligence to disrupt runners for county lines gangs, safeguarding individuals at risk of being cuckooed – having their homes taken over by gangs – and making more than 20 arrests, seizing drugs, cash and weapons.

The “significant” contribution of Det Con Damian Murray to the demanding area of tackling online child sexual abuse was also acknowledged.

DC Murray has demonstrated enthusiasm and professionalism in his work – becoming a subject matter expert and has helped to not only bring perpetrators to justice but also identify, protect and support those targeted, exploited and sexually harmed by criminals online.

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