I pledge to focus resources to defeat "County Lines" criminal drug gangs

Junab Ali has outlined his policy on tackling “County Lines” criminal drugs networks

Junab will focus police resources on tackling “County Lines” criminal drugs networks, which ruthlessly target and exploit children and vulnerable adults. Whilst acknowledging the progress made in tackling County Lines gangs operating in Wiltshire and in the establishment of National County Lines Coordination Centre (NCLCC), he feels that more could be done, including:

  • Improving intelligence gathering and sharing processes with the NCLCC and other forces.
  • A stronger emphasis on neighbourhood policing is crucial for improving contact and trust with the local community and gaining insights and intelligence through local presence.
  • Building collaboration with other agencies involved in child protection, such as social services and schools. This policy recognises that greater investment in front-line child protection through social services plays a critical role.
  • Greater use of existing sanctions to disrupt county lines networks, such as telecommunications restriction orders and serious crime prevention orders.
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