Operation Katn proactively targets anti-social behaviour in Parramatta

Police have conducted a proactive high-visibility operation targeting anti-social behaviour in Sydney’s west, NSW Police say.

The Criminal Groups Squad’s Strike Force Raptor and officers from Parramatta Police Area Command, with assistance from officers from Police Transport Command, the Mounted Unit and Traffic and Highway Patrol, conducted Operation Katn from 6pm on Friday 7 December 2018.

The operation had officers patrol the streets, businesses, and licenced premises across Parramatta’s CBD.

During the operation, 17 traffic infringement notices and four defect notices were issued, one man was charged for breach of bail, and 29 rail infringement notices were issued.

Criminal Groups Squad Commander, Detective Superintendent Deborah Wallace, said investigators were committed to disrupting any illegal activities.

“This is a proactive initiative to crack down on violence and criminality on the streets of Parramatta,” Det Supt Wallace said.

“Strike Force Raptor investigators will continue to partner with local police and we’re putting these thugs on notice – there will be nowhere to hide when we patrol your town.”

Parramatta Police Area Commander, Superintendent Julie Boon, said the operation was well-received by the community.

“People should be able to visit restaurants, licenced premises, and businesses in the area without having to look over their shoulder in fear of crime,” Supt Boon said.

“We will continue to utilise all the resources we can to ensure that the community feels safe in Parramatta.”

Strike Force Raptor was established in 2009 and conducts proactive investigations and intelligence-based, high-impact policing operations to prevent and disrupt conflicts, and dismantle any network engaged in serious organised criminal activity.

Anyone with information, including relevant photos and videos, that may assist Strike Force Raptor can report it directly to investigators via the Strike Force Raptor online reporting page: https://www1.police.nsw.gov.au/Default.aspx?id=49 or call Crime Stoppers.

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