More than 50 people have been arrested during Essex Police’s pre-Christmas crime blitz across the Chelmsford district.
The two-week operation saw officers tackle offenders ahead of the festive period.
Activity focused on a number of key crime areas such as executing search and arrest warrants, additional patrols in the city centre, and targeting safety in the night time economy.
The offences for which people were arrested for included drugs offences, driving offences, burglary and assault.
As well as the arrests, officers also stopped dozens of vehicles after the driver was found to be on the phone, not wearing a seatbelt, speeding, or did not have an MOT or insurance.
Chief Inspector Ronnie Egan, District Commander for Chelmsford and Maldon, said: “I am very pleased with the success of this pre-Christmas crime blitz.
“Through excellent police and intelligence work, we have identified offenders and executed warrants for their arrest.
“The run up to Christmas and the festive period often sees an increase in crimes such as burglaries and domestic assaults, and this activity has seen us tackle offenders, reduce crime, and provide reassurance and safety to the community.
“I hope this operation shows the residents of the Chelmsford district their safety is of paramount importance to us and Essex Police will not tolerate these types of crimes.
“Plans are in place to continue activity to tackle these issues throughout the Christmas period and into the new year including in close collaboration with our partners.”