The four day project, which was held under Operation Harness, took place in and around the town from last Thursday (July 4) to Sunday (July 7).
Operation Harness is a long-term collaborative operation designed to incorporate on-going initiatives focusing on different elements of policing.
These elements will include warrants executed based on community-led intelligence and other areas of policing such as night time economy, anti-social behaviour and traffic issues.
The four-day operation in Swindon encompassed a variety of issues including; trading standard seizures, parking patrols, a raid on a brothel, immigration arrests, drug patrols, alcohol awareness and cyclist safety.
Breakdown of Operation Harness results:
• 20 people arrested, 18 of whom have been charged for various offences including; possession of Class B drugs, theft, counterfeit cigarettes, possession of offensive weapon, immigration warrant and intent to supply.
• 17 street warnings given.
• 2,000 counterfeit cigarettes seized.
• £1,200 in cash seized.
• Number of items of stolen property recovered including a camera, mobile phones, sat nav, bike, iPad, ATM card and cash.
• 29 drivers written to after their vehicles were found to be displaying valuable items or unlocked.
• 5 alcohol seizures.
• 12 cycling warnings given (for cycling on pavements).
Inspector Mark Wilkinson from the Force Community Safety Team at Wiltshire Police was in charge of the four-day operation.
He said: “This was an intensive operation which had a strong community focus to it.
“This operation had two main objectives – to detect crime and disorder but also to garner information from the local communities about what matters to them the most and how Wiltshire Police can work with them to tackle the issues most prevalent in their neighbourhood.
“This operation was success in terms of achieving both these objectives.
“Community-led intelligence is a crucial part of local neighbourhood policing and we strive to have the best working relationship possible with all of our local communities.”
Police and Crime Commissioner for Swindon and Wiltshire Angus Macpherson said: "Working with communities and partners to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour in our communities is one of my six key priorities, so I was pleased to support this operation at the weekend.
“I joined police and partners, including an alcohol awareness charity, in Swindon on Saturday evening who were engaging with people and offering them useful advice about the impact of excessive drinking on their personal safety.”
Operation Harness encompasses the whole of Wiltshire Police – involving officers and staff from across the organisation, Chief Constable Pat Geenty and Police and Crime Commissioner for Swindon and Wiltshire Angus Macpherson.
It also involves working alongside several partnership agencies including local councils, the Swindon Community Safety Partnership, Wiltshire Community Safety Partnership, housing associations, charities and community groups.