Sussex Police’s new Tactical Enforcement Unit (TEU) has made 10 arrests this week. The proactive unit was set up a month ago. The team is dedicated to getting “dangerous and persistent” criminals off the street.
It carried out its first ever operation on 16 December, the day it was launched. Since then the team have made multiple arrests.
The unit is made up of officers with specialist skills in proactive policing and is carrying out targeted disruption enforcement and patrol activities in areas where it most needed.
Inspector Dan Hiles, leader of the TEU said: “The team has had another busy week arresting suspected drug dealers and burglars, protecting vulnerable victims and others suspected of being involved in serious crimes. We will continue our work to disrupt criminal activity, enforce the law and protect communities in Sussex."
Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne said: "We have cemented our commitment in Sussex to be even more proactive and disruptive towards prolific criminals. This team is a great example of how smarter, tougher policing works. Sussex is fast becoming a hostile environment for those seeking to break the law and these results should act as a warning for anyone who wishes to exploit or endanger our residents."