BARNSLEY police officers from across the district have united for a day of action today.

The operation has been targeting problem crime areas and helping officers engage with the communities.

Existing district resources have been bolstered by specialist teams from across the force for the dedicated day.

Three crime strands are being targeted today – domestic violence, child exploitation and neighbourhood crime.

Partners such as Barnsley Council under the #JoiningForces initiative are also involved.

The day of action will continue into the evening.

“Just as important as enforcement though is community engagement. We’ve got officers out and about at various locations talking to the people we serve to hear the issues that matter to you.,” said a police spokesperson.

“If you see us out and about come and say hello.”