North Yorkshire Police’s Project Servator comes to Richmond

PC Sean Godfrey, right, with colleagues in Richmond Market Place today.

Police have been out and about in Richmond and Catterick Garrison this weekend as part of Project Servator.

The ongoing initiative uses a mixture of highly visible patrols and covert operations to disrupt and detect crime.

Officers were in the Market Place in Richmond this morning after patrols in Catterick Garrison yesterday.

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PC Sean Godfrey, from Richmondshire Police, said: “The aim is to deter hostile and criminal activity.

“We we want to inform, reassure and recruit – it’s to detect hostile and criminal activity, to reassure the public and to get them on side.”

PC Godfrey said officers trained to detect suspicious behaviour were being deployed in the district as part of the operation, with dog, firearms and road policing unit also taking part.

Officers talked to shops owners and other businesses in the town centre to reassure them and tell them about the project.

Patrols also took place at The Station in Richmond.

For information on Project Servator click here.