Police in Craigavon tackle crime with quad bikes

Filed under: Quad Bikes News — Mat on June 15, 2012

Neighbourhood officers in Craigavon have a new way of tackling crime in the area: two new quad bikes. The quad bikes were purchased using funds from the Assets Recovery Incentivisation Scheme. The scheme relies on assets and cash which have been taken from criminals being used to fight crime.

The pair of ATVs was purchased between Brownlow policing team and Craigavon Council. The bikes will be used to help tackle crime and anti-social behaviour in the region and will help to raise the profile of police as they can be taken where other vehicles cannot go. Thanks to the custom quad bikes, people in the area will feel safer and criminals will think twice as there will be no hiding place for them.

Along with purchase of the quad bikes protective equipment has also been purchased to protect officers riding the quad bikes. Wendy Middleton, Detective Superintendent of the PSNI Organised Crime said that they were delighted to help beat crime and what made it more satisfying was the fact that money had been taken from the assets taken from criminals.

The quad bikes were sent out for the first time during a launch ceremony on Thursday at the Civic centre in Craigavon and Alderman Meta Crozier said that it was a great development for the region. He went on to say that the quad bikes would be used in regions that were inaccessible before and would help to keep crime down along with the use of illegal quad and scooter riding in the City Park.

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