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Operation Hawk

Operation Hawk is our major initiative to target travelling criminals and protect rural communities in North Yorkshire.

Through Operation Hawk, our two Road Crime Teams actively target known and suspected criminals who use road networks to commit offences, particularly in and around our rural communities.

Operation Hawk uses the very latest intelligence reports and Automatic Number Plate Recognition technology to track vehicles which are linked to criminal activity and who are known suspects.

The Operation Hawk team use an advanced tactical driving capability to stop suspect vehicles in a safe and controlled manner.

The team has a full range of investigative skills including searching vehicles and executing warrants at addresses if stolen goods or illegal items are believed to be present.

Residents can follow the Road Crime Team on Twitter @NYPRoadCrime and using the hashtag #OpHawk