– We focused on individuals who have figured in the gang environment, in connection with weapons and drugs. And our vehicle inspections were based on profiling who performed them, says Jale Poljarevius, regional commander.
“Did not leave the area”
Last year, he was one of the police officers who led Operation Rimfrost, whose purpose was to reduce the number of shootings and explosions in Uppsala. One of the focus areas then was Gottsunda, and now Jale Poljarevius describes the situation in the district as good.
– These individuals make up only one percent of those who live in Gottsunda and Valsätra, 99 percent are ordinary people who try to live a normal life. Then it is important that we show that we have not left the area, he says.
– Only one person was upset during a check-up.
But if the situation is calm now – is there not a risk that a police operation tears up old wounds and gives a more tense atmosphere?
– Absolutely not, not as long as you behave in a correct and respectful way. We have every right to carry out our work. The police must be active and offensive, but show respect.
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