29 October 2012
Operation Peak Launches Today
Luton are stepping up their efforts to reduce the number of
burglaries in the town by launching Operation Peak today.
The operation - which will proactively target known and
potential offenders – will involve a dedicated team made up of
members from the Local Policing Team, Crime Reduction, ANPR units
and Tasking Units, and will also identify key hotspot areas where
burglary remains an issue.
Much like Operation Oklahoma which ran in Luton earlier in the
year to target street robbers, Operation Peak will be ‘Firm, Fair
and Friendly’ while using all available resources to combat
Speaking about the launch of Operation Peak, Local Policing
Chief Inspector Rob McCaffray said: “We’ve run a variation of
Operation Peak for a number of years and once again, as the
evenings start to draw in, we will be continuing our efforts to
“Recent crime figures have shown that in Bedfordshire there has
been a 19 per cent reduction in domestic burglary – the sixth
highest reduction in England and Wales – and we want to improve on
“Burglary is an offence which leaves the victim extremely upset
and with a feeling of violation particularly at a time when people
are preparing for Christmas and a time of happiness. I can assure
residents in Luton and those across Bedfordshire that we will be
doing all that we can to reduce the incidences of burglary within
Known offenders will be the key target of Operation Peak and
suspects can expect an increase in daily interaction with police
officers over the coming months. Known offenders and suspects found
to be in particular hotspot areas can also expect an increase in
the use of stop-and-search as Bedfordshire Police sends out a clear
message that burglary will not be tolerated.
Local Policing Teams will also be distributing prevention advice
in areas identified a burglary hotspots as well as executing a
number of search warrants.
“We want Bedfordshire to become a hostile environment in which
to commit burglaries,” added Chief Inspector McCaffray.
If you have information relating to burglaries contact
Bedfordshire Police, in confidence, on the non-emergency number
101, or text information to 07786 200011.
Alternatively contact independent charity Crimestoppers,
anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.