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Townsville crime operation success

RECIDIVIST juvenile property offenders were the targets of Operation Saturation in Townsville over the weekend.

Taskforce Guardian, a dedicated team of police and youth justice workers, joined local specialist and general duties officers to target recidivist juvenile property offenders and support community safety.

Taskforce Guardian is a surge response team bringing together detectives and expert Youth Justice workers, deployed to assist local police efforts in targeting and disrupting the high-end offenders in hotspot locations.

Taskforce Guardian also works with key support services and local resources to engage at-risk youth with relevant programs that focus on health, education, disability services and First Nations initiatives.

Over the three-night operation, officers conducted 94 engagements including street checks, wandings, bail checks, breaches of bail and warrants.

Taskforce Guardian officers in conjunction with Townsville police charged 25 people with 92 offences.

Taskforce Guardian officers also engaged with 69 young people over the three-day operation, along with the Townsville Youth Co-responder Team.

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