Drones and horses in pursuit of criminals
Many police officers are involved – even on motorcycles and horses. There will also be surveillance with drones.
During the last weekend of March, Operation Rimfrost was deployed to Kristianstad, to Gamlegården in particular. There, 15-20 people were reported for drug offences.
Now the police are making an effort throughout Kristianstad which will last all week.
The efforts are similar to those previously carried out by Polisen i Syd in Malmö and Helsingborg. Now it's Kristianstad's turn. Over the past eight months, the city has been hit by explosions and shootings, two of which were fatal.
– Last Monday, two teenage boys were stopped with a sharp weapon in Gamlegården. It’s extremely serious for young people to carry sharp weapons. It cannot be part of daily life in Kristianstad, says Anders Olofsson, Head of local police in Kristianstad.
Rimfrost's focus is on serious violence and criminal environments and areas that the police consider being at the forefront: Charlottesborg and Gamlegården.
– This is where we see that the problems are the biggest, says Anders Olofsson.
The police will look for weapons, explosives and drugs and take action against individuals who are already known to the police. As part of the operation, uniformed police will work in cars and buses, but also on horseback and motorcycles.
– We will also carry out surveillance with drones in certain areas, says Anders Olofsson.
The drones will monitor Broby.
The police are also cooperating with other authorities such as Kronofogden and Kristianstad Municipality.