Big boost given to nab mobile criminals in Hertfordshire

A MOVE to catch more criminals and illegal drivers by using high tech equipment in Comet country has gone up another gear. A second Operation Sentinel Intercept Team was launched by Hertfordshire police today (Thursday).The first countywide Automatic Num

A MOVE to catch more criminals and illegal drivers by using high tech equipment in Comet country has gone up another gear.

A second Operation Sentinel Intercept Team was launched by Hertfordshire police today (Thursday).

The first countywide Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) team, which operates under the Operation Sentinel banner, has proved a big success in its first four months.

It has achieved over 240 arrests for offences including burglary, robbery, drugs, and possessing offensive weapons and over 460 seizures for unsafe, illegal or uninsured vehicles.


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Chief Constable Frank Whiteley is so pleased that he has introduced the second team.

He explained: "With Operation Sentinel now in full force across the county, we are making effective use of ANPR technology to target offenders and remove unsafe vehicles from the roads on a daily basis.

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"The Intercept Team, supported by their local colleagues, has already achieved some fantastic results. I'm confident that the introduction of a second team will further bolster our efforts to keep both Hertfordshire residents and road users safe, and will contribute to making Hertfordshire's roads a no-go area for criminals.

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