New Community Tasking Team is ‘making an impact’, Wiltshire Police say


A new dedicated resource that tackles burglary and other priority crimes is still in its early days but is ‘making an impact’, Wiltshire Police say.

The Community Tasking Team (known as the CTT) is currently focused on improving our dwelling burglary outcome rate and clamping down on offenders.

The CTT will be working closely with existing local community policing teams, and with specialist Crime Scene Investigators (CSI), to ensure the biggest possible impact is made on prolific offenders who blight the lives of our local communities.

With great help from the local community, the CTT are already making an impact.

Two individuals have been successfully identified as being responsible for recent burglaries in Priory Vale, one individual has been arrested in relation to a series of break-ins in West Swindon and one individual has been charged after breaking into a home in Stratton.

Further to those cases, a prolific shoplifter has been jailed for 62 weeks.

A spokesperson said: “There is still a small number of individuals in our communities who believe it is acceptable to threaten to disturb people’s well-being and safety in their homes and streets.

“We will continue to work day and night to disrupt their activities and get them off the streets.”

If you have any information about offenders or see something suspicious, please call Wiltshire Police on 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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