Clear, Hold, Build

A concept based on a three-phase military operating model. This model has been adapted by policing to tackle the activities carried out by organised crime groups (OCGs) in communities:

  • Clear removes the OCG(s).
  • Hold stabilises the area in the wake of removing the OCG(s) and prevents other OCGs from taking over.
  • Build seeks to change community cultures, their environment and infrastructures to create safe places and spaces.
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