The NSW Police Force State Crime Command’s Raptor Squad will now have a permanent base in the state’s Illawarra region to target and dismantle organised criminal groups across the Southern Region of NSW.
‘Raptor South’ officers commence duties from Monday 23 January 2023.
The squad will be based in the Illawarra region, with capability to deploy throughout all of Southern NSW, targeting criminal networks in the Wollongong and Shoalhaven areas, all the way down to the Snowy Mountains and the Victorian border communities, including Albury.
The Raptor Squads will work closely with the Sydney-based unit, along with additional resources, including the National Anti-Gang Squad (NAGS), NSW Crime Commission, the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission, and other government partner agencies.
The command conducts proactive investigations and intelligence-based, high-impact policing operations to prevent and disrupt conflicts, and dismantle any network engaged in serious organised criminal activity.