Crack team of off-road officers scramble to tackle countryside crooks
Date of alert:
Friday, 24 February 2023
A police force has unleased a crack team of officers with all-terrain scramblers to target anti-social yobs. Derbyshire Police are using three specialist off-road dirt bikes, which can even be driven through water, to pursue criminals across the countryside.
The new petrol-powered Honda CRFs will be able to reach areas which normal police patrol vehicles struggle to navigate as crooks increasingly evade more conventional pursuits. Specially trained officers from the roads policing unit will use them to tackle offenders using illegal motorbikes across wasteland areas.
They will also help during searches for high-risk, missing and vulnerable people as well as responding to reports of crime, such as drug dealing, in secluded locations. Adam Titterton, sergeant in the roads policing unit, said: “We’ve seen a rise in the number of reports we receive about the illegal use of motorbikes in some of Derbyshire’s most beautiful parks and countryside.