Special operation earns Harpenden police officer commendation
A POLICE officer from Harpenden has received a commendation for his part in a multi-agency operation to thwart organised crime groups.
Detective Sergeant Steve Hynes, 40, who lives in the town but is based at Herts Police headquarters in Welwyn Garden City, was recognised for his involvement in Operation Lever.
The operation was designed to frustrate organised crime group from exporting high value stolen vehicles from the UK and was led by the Eastern Region Special Operations Unit at the port of Felixstowe.
It ran for six weeks during September and October 2009 with involvement from other agencies including Revenue and Customs and the UK Borders Agency.
Analysis of intelligence gained during the operation was recognised as national best practice in the disruption and dismantling of organised crime groups and was itself the subject of a national award.
You may also want to watch:
DS Hynes, together with four other officers involved in the same operation, received commendations.
- 1 Major snack brands relocate to St Albans from London
- 2 Herts county council admits too much rubbish means recycling being dumped in landfill
- 3 Council loses appeal over St Peter's Street development scheme
- 4 Hertfordshire's most expensive homes 2020
- 5 St Albans house prices hit record high
- 6 Nothing to hide! How I became a convert to naturism
- 7 11 things you might not know about St Albans' new Mayor
- 8 Home-owners' frustration over lack of action to tackle street flooding
- 9 St Albans school teacher recognised with national award
- 10 650 homes proposed for Harpenden golf club site