Cheshire Constabulary taking part in Anti-Social Behaviour Awareness Week
Main article content
A number of activities are taking place across Cheshire this week as Cheshire Constabulary takes part in the third national Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) Awareness Week.
Between 3 July and 9 July, each of the nine Local Policing Units (LPUs) will undertake a series of activities to tackle and address ASB, ranging from foot patrols to checking in with local schools.
The awareness week is organised by safety specialists Resolve.
Across Macclesfield, officers are engaged in both uniformed and plain clothes patrols in ASB hotspots, aimed at preventing and detecting those engaged in ASB.
Officers in Chester have delivered ASB talks at primary schools while also conducting foot patrols.
Meanwhile, Crewe officers have been patrolling hotspots in Nantwich, while the Crewe central team has spoken to students.
In Northwich, PCSOs gave a summer safety talk and presentation at a primary school, as well as being involved in a multi-agency event in Weaverham with a housing trust and parish councillors.
Warrington LPU will be focussing their efforts this week in tackling street drinking and the associated ASB it causes, with increased patrols and enforcement where required.
Officers from Widnes will be patrolling known ASB locations with a focus on referring perpetrators to partner agencies for support.
Across Cheshire, PCSOs will be working with local businesses and conducting Residents Voice Surveys with members of the local community.
Inspector Andrew Baker, the Constabulary’s deputy lead for Anti-Social Behaviour Awareness week, said:
“ASB has the power to wreck lives and bring misery to communities, so it’s incredibly important we raise awareness of how we can work together with partners to effectively deal with this behaviour.
“ASB can include many things such as graffiti and littering, and even the misuse of off-road motorcycles.
“Police use various tactics to combat these kinds of behaviours, including hot spots policing, educating members of the public, and community safety partnerships.
“While some of this behaviour may seem like low-level crime, we know it can have a long-lasting impact on residents, businesses, and entire neighbourhoods, and I hope this week will show how officers are committed to tackling it.
“But we also need to hear from those who may be affected by ASB, so that we can appropriately deter this behaviour.