Fryeburg police conducted an undercover operation of sorts Wednesday – to target student lunch-time bullying and smoking.

Officers in plain clothes were deployed on Main Street in response to complaints about bullying and underage cigarette smoking.

Police are working with the staff of Fryeburg Academy to address the issues and on Wednesday, officers issued citations to minors who were caught smoking cigarettes.

“This operation was designed to raise awareness, educate and curb some of the inappropriate conduct by students while off-campus,” Police Chief Joshua Potvin said in a written statement. “We are educating students on the negative impact of bullying as well as assisting school officials with enforcing tobacco laws.”