Ed met police officers and Doncaster Council staff taking part in a multi-agency blitz on criminality.
Operation Duxford was described by South Yorkshire Police as 'a force wide initiative to engage with the community, raise police visibility and protect vulnerable people'.
Ed, speaking in Mexborough, said: "It's important that people see first-hand the work being done, by the police and other agencies, to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour in their communities.
"I'd like to take this opportunity to praise everyone involved with in this operation."
Click here to read the Doncaster Free Press report of the operation.