Kent Police’s Tactical Operations Department have been using a knife bar and working with passive drug dogs as part of an increased focus on keeping residents and visitors safe

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Kent Police’s Tactical Operations Department have been using a knife bar and working with passive drug dogs as part of an increased focus on keeping residents and visitors safe

The Maidstone Town Centre Task Force and officers from Kent Police’s
Tactical Operations Department have been using a knife bar and working with
passive drug dogs as part of an increased focus on keeping residents and
visitors safe.

Kent Police’s Tactical Operations Department Have Been Using A Knife Bar And Working With Passive Drug Dogs As Part Of An Increased Focus On Keeping Residents And Visitors Safe

The ongoing work to deter violence and target other issues, including
county lines criminality, was completed during the evening of Friday 28
October 2022.

Kent Police’s Tactical Operations Department Have Been Using A Knife Bar And Working With Passive Drug Dogs As Part Of An Increased Focus On Keeping Residents And Visitors Safe

High visibility patrols were present with a knife bar in areas including
Week Street, Earl Street and the High Street. A search for discarded knives
was also completed in Brenchley Gardens. No weapons were located.

Kent Police’s Tactical Operations Department Have Been Using A Knife Bar And Working With Passive Drug Dogs As Part Of An Increased Focus On Keeping Residents And Visitors Safe

Throughout the evening, officers worked closely with night-time venues and
CCTV operators to continue making the night-time economy a hostile place
for those who may seek to exploit others.

Kent Police’s Tactical Operations Department Have Been Using A Knife Bar And Working With Passive Drug Dogs As Part Of An Increased Focus On Keeping Residents And Visitors Safe

They also proactively checked on the welfare of vulnerable individuals who
appeared to be in need of their assistance.

Kent Police’s Tactical Operations Department Have Been Using A Knife Bar And Working With Passive Drug Dogs As Part Of An Increased Focus On Keeping Residents And Visitors Safe

Constables arrested two men on suspicion of drug supply offences following
a foot chase along the River Medway towpath. A quantity of class A drugs
along with some cash was seized.

Kent Police’s Tactical Operations Department Have Been Using A Knife Bar And Working With Passive Drug Dogs As Part Of An Increased Focus On Keeping Residents And Visitors Safe

Officers also seized more than 1,000 cannabis plants in a rented property
in Bank Street. Cultivation equipment was recovered and enquiries are
underway to identify those responsible for the premises.

Kent Police’s Tactical Operations Department Have Been Using A Knife Bar And Working With Passive Drug Dogs As Part Of An Increased Focus On Keeping Residents And Visitors Safe

Several cars were stopped and checked with one motorist receiving a traffic
offence report for driving without insurance. A man stopped in Earl Street
was detained as he was wanted for failing to appear at court.

The District Commander for Maidstone, Chief Inspector Mark McLellan, said:
‘Residents and visitors to the town centre can expect to see an enhanced
police presence during the weekends throughout November and into December.

‘We are determined to tackle those intent on violent or disorderly
behaviour and will be targeting those who travel to the county town to
commit crime.

‘Please also remember that we depend on the public for assistance. You can
be our eyes and ears, so if you see anything suspicious call 101, or 999 if
a crime is in progress.’

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