Operation Copona


What is it?

Operation Copona is a response to the increasing levels of activity of travelling Eastern European offenders targeting the North East and & North Yorkshire regions. 

What it aims to do...

  • The operation aims to raise the awareness of retailers and police in the hope to reduce the amount of offences being committed by Eastern European teams and individuals.
  • The operation has been split into 2 parts, the first looking at raising awareness and looking into the methods, types of criminality and MO’s used by Eastern European offenders. 
  • Part 2 will look into specific statistics and possibly producing heat maps detailing where they were offending and when. This information will be available towards the end of the month.


Please log in to the website to have a look at the Operation Copona full training booklet.