Anti-Social Behaviour Awareness week a success for Cheshire Police
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Officers across Cheshire raised awareness for Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) in a week of action which ran from Monday 18 July to Friday 22 July.
The week involved all nine Local Policing Units (LPUs) in Cheshire, focusing on engaging with their communities to tackle anti-social behaviour.
In the East of the county, action was aimed towards combating anti-social driving. Officers from Wilmslow and Sandbach partnered up with West Midlands Police in a bid to crack down on vehicle ASB.
Officers in Sandbach have also secured a community base at Sandbach Football Club, where they will have ongoing engagement with children from the local and surrounding communities.
In the North, officers worked closely with the community to raise awareness on anti-social behaviour. This included children in Warrington painting a mural of a subway, and officers promoting Operation Scrambler in Widnes.
In the West of the county, officers used resident voice surveys to connect with the local community and hear their thoughts. They also organised a dynamic bingo night for children in the local area, held at Northwich Plaza.
Superintendent Gary Smith, who is the lead for Anti-Social Behaviour Awareness Week at Cheshire Constabulary said: “It has been a successful week for Cheshire Police during Anti-Social Behaviour Awareness Week, across the force, with plenty of engagement with the local community.
“We put a focus on working with partners for this year’s ASB Awareness Week, and it is clear to see that working with our partners has helped officers to get messages to the public.
“ASB can include things such as graffiti, littering and off-road motorcycles within the community and this activity creates an environment where more serious crime can take place.
“This type of behaviour might not seem serious to some people, but it can cause misery to local neighbourhoods, and I hope this week has shown if we all work together, we can have a positive impact and drive down the levels of ASB.
“I would like to continue to urge anyone who feels that they are or have been a victim of ASB to get in touch with Cheshire Constabulary by calling 101 or reporting it via our website”
Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner John Dwyer said: "It's great to see the Constabulary take this action throughout ASB awareness week. It shows that we're serious about targeting perpetrators of ASB in Cheshire.
"I mention tackling ASB in my Police and Crime Plan because everyone deserves to live in a safe community, free from these sorts of incidents, and it's vital for the police to work with local people to achieve this.
"My thanks go to all the officers involved in operations across ASB awareness week, and I want to reassure residents of our commitment to make Cheshire even safer."