There is still a long way to go, however, and Operation Seahog
will ensure that we get there.
was set up two years ago to crack down on criminal gangs running the city's security.
team has also worked alongside councils, the Inland Revenue, the immigration service and the Department of Work and Pensions to attack suspect firms from all angles.
Chief Constable Bernard Hogan-Howe said Operation Seahog
"completely legitimised" security in the area.
It is the next step of the ongoing Operation Seahog
, which until now has put unlicensed guards before the courts.
Merseyside police visited addresses in Liverpool, Lancashire and Cheshire yesterday morning as part of Operation Seahog
Today, Merseyside police officers involved in Operation Seahog
, which aims to stop rogue security firms, said it had become aware of car dealers being targeted.