Wanted offenders targeted by NSW Public Order Riot Squad during Moree operation

Wanted offenders throughout the Moree district are the target of a high visibility operation currently being undertaken by Moree police, with the assistance of the riot squad and dog unit.

The NSW Public Order Riot Squad and dog unit are in Moree today (Monday, April 15) for a one-day operation targeting wanted offenders.

Offenders wanted on outstanding warrants and other matters are the focus of the operation, according to Moree officer-in-charge Inspector Martin Burke.

[It] sends a message to people in the community that they can't hide forever and that we'll bring specialist police in to directly target them and their associates.

Inspector Martin Burke

"It's good to know that we can get the support of specialist units in remote parts of NSW which sends a message to people in the community that they can't hide forever and that we'll bring specialist police in to directly target them and their associates," he said.

During Monday's operation, the riot squad was involved in a search towards Mungindi and also attended a house in Grace Street, Moree.

Inspector Burke was unable to provide any further details regarding the operation at this stage but said police are looking at conducting similar operations in the coming months.

"We'll intend to run similar operations over the coming months, targeting a variety of different things and utilising the support of specialist areas to assist," he said.

"This leads directly into our disruption strategy to target crime within the community.

"It's one part of our policing role. These kinds of operations will happen in conjunction with our other initiatives around the prevention of crime and working with stakeholder groups and youth organisations to provide a holistic policing response to the community."