We are launching a new campaign called 'Wanted in Wiltshire' to highlight our most wanted suspects and appeal to the public to help us in locating them. It follows the success of the 'Wanted this Winter' campaign at Christmas which saw 22 outstanding suspects successfully dealt with.
We have teamed up with the Swindon Advertiser to launch the campaign. They will be issuing wanted appeals for six outstanding suspects from the Swindon area in their paper on Monday 25 June 2018.
We are asking the public to help police by calling us with information on the location of any of our wanted outstanding suspects. This will enable us to arrest them swiftly saving time and resources chasing people who do not want to be found around the county.
A new dedicated area on our website will let the public browse our live wanted appeals and advise how information can be passed to the police.
At the heart of every crime there are victims and witnesses that are impacted and our aim is to make the justice process as speedy and smooth as possible. As many of you will know, a disproportionate amount of police time is spent trying to locate suspects who continuously evade police.
By working with the public, who are such a brilliant source of intelligence, it can save hours of police time which can then be reinvested in our community policing priorities.
Swindon Borough Policing Commander Superintendent Adrian Burt said: "These days we have a huge amount of resources at our fingertips to help find people who are wanted, including modern technology such as mobile phone data and CCTV.
"However, our best source of intelligence is still the general public. The people of Wiltshire are our eyes and ears out in the community and we know that there are people out there who have the information we need to help us arrest these suspects or offenders.
"We are launching this Wanted in Wiltshire campaign to highlight our most wanted suspects and appeal to the public to help us.
"People can remain anonymous if they wish, all we need is that vital information about where suspects are and what they are doing so we can track them down and arrest them.
"By bringing offenders to justice swiftly for victims and witnesses, we can reinvest the time and resource saved into community policing priorities just like our previous 'wanted' campaign at Christmas enabled us to do."
If you see one of our outstanding suspects please do not approach them but report it to police by calling 999. If you have information on their whereabouts you can let police know by calling 101 or by calling Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.