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More than £1.1million is being committed to a fresh three-year campaign in tackling county lines drug operations – with specialist hubs set for Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds.

Domestic abuse referrals in west Suffolk rose by more than a quarter during the coronavirus lockdown, latest data shows – and more reports are expected over the coming weeks and months.

Around 14 county line drug supply operations are currently active in west Suffolk, despite activity having been severely reduced during the coronavirus lockdown.

This is Suffolk police’s Kestrel team - a brand new group of seven officers recruited especially to fight the most prolific crimes which risk blighting the lives of the county’s residents.

This month, I thought it was important to highlight the work police staff colleagues have undertaken during the pandemic.

Hare coursers, farm thieves and illegal hunters had better watch out - because a police team tackling rural crime across Suffolk has got an extra officer on the beat.

In his latest column, Suffolk Constabulary chief constable Steve Jupp writes about how the force aims to protect people during what is expected to be a busy summer.

The pressure mental health emergencies put on modern policing has been laid bare by statistics which show officers in Suffolk recieve nearly 5,000 calls a year about incidents relating to psychological wellbeing.

A £180,000 upgrade of CCTV cameras in Hadleigh and Sudbury have been given the go-ahead.

Young black people in Ipswich fear the police, feel they are treated unfairly, and want change, a report by the town’s youth council has said.

Pet owners have been warned to beware of organised crime groups stealing dogs.

In his latest column, Suffolk chief constable Steve Jupp reacts to a video showing officers questioning two black people in Ipswich - and how his force is promoting equality and diversity in the wake of the death of George Floyd in the US.

Felixstowe’s new mayor Mark Jepson has announced two charities he will be supporting during his year in office.

Some road layouts in Ipswich town centre could change under proposals to enable greater social distancing - so shops can plan to reopen on June 1.

In his latest column, Suffolk Constabulary chief constable STEVE JUPP praises the public’s efforts in adhering to lockdown restrictions - but says there is more work to be done yet.

Suffolk chief constable Steve Jupp has warned people it is “completely unacceptable” to assault police officers enforcing coronavirus restrictions after officers were spat and coughed at and attacked by a dog.

In these unprecedented times, I would firstly like to express my huge gratitude to the communities of Suffolk for all your kindness and support as the constabulary continues to play its part in the fight against coronavirus.

Fresh guidance has been issued by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) on lockdown measures during the coronavirus pandemic.

Fears have been raised that the coronavirus lockdown measures could result in a planning application for hundreds of homes on the police headquarters site in Martlesham being approved with less public input.

Powers to enforce car parking across Suffolk have officially transferred from police to councils – with inconsiderate motorists warned to expect tougher administration.

You might think they were just milking their daily bout of exercise under government lockdown guidelines.

Complaints over “unfair” levels of funding for Suffolk police and fears about crime in Ipswich were raised with home secretary Priti Patel as she did a walkabout with officers in the town.

Four men arrested following the discovery of an “industrial-scale” cannabis factory on an isolated Suffolk business park have been given jail sentences totalling more than nine years.

Police in East Anglia are set to receive more than 200 new Tasers as part of a national £10 million scheme to tackle serious crime.

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