The Street Crime Unit is responsible for identifying problems within the community, creating solutions for these problems and implementing the solution. The members of this unit are proactive in their approach to policing and perform their duties in both plainclothes and uniformed assignments.
The Street Crime Unit predominantly targets high crime areas and implements innovative ideas to thwart criminal activity. On average the members of this unit make an arrest every shift they work.
The goals of the Street Crime Unit are:
- On-scene apprehension of the perpetrator and successful prosecution of criminal offenders within the City of Manchester.
- To gather information on all types of criminal activity by maintaining continual contact with Crime Analysis and by effectively utilizing information provided by concerned members from the community.
- To create a deterrent for persons intent on committing criminal acts in the City of Manchester.