Police officers in Sandwell will start 'Operation Trojan' today in a bid to reduce the seasonal increase in crime.
The operation will specifically target known offenders and their associates using a range of tactics. It hopes to tackle crime in, what the police believe are 'hotspot' areas.
Working with offender management, the local priorities team and the CID, the operation will concentrate on burglary, robbery and vehicle crime.
As part of the operation the targeted offenders will be given postcards with details of where to get help and support for former criminals who want to change their life.
The operation will work along-side the continuing Trusted Trader scheme. The scheme aims to tackle the problem of stolen goods being sold to local businesses in the area.
For more information about 'Operation Trojan' or policing in Sandwell you can visit their website or contact them on 101.