The Met’s Territorial Support Group (TSG) has been praised after new details were released detailing how much of a dent they have made on violent crime in London recently.
The TSG consists of police vans, or, ‘carriers’ which each has between 4-6 police officers and one sergeant on board. They also often work in unmarked vehicles with the Met’s Dog Unit.
The TSG are often called upon to deal with some of the most violent and dangerous suspects and prisoners, including executing high-risk warrants for known offenders.
In the last six months (April-Oct), the Met’s TSG has arrested 1899 people on suspicion of committing a range of different violent offences.
Through the successful deployment of stop and search, both proactive and intelligence led, they have also seized 361 weapons off of the streets.
On top of the 361 weapons which have been seized, the Met’s TSG has also taken 483 knives off of the streets.
Despite not being routinely armed, TSG officers have also taken 179 firearms off the streets of the capital.
They have also located 463 high risks individuals who have been wanted on warrant.
The TSG also play a vital part in responding to critical incidents, public order situations and terrorist attacks which happen in the capital.
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