Anti-Social Behaviour - Making Communities Safer
"Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) are elected to act as the public’s voice in policing, and what we hear from our local communities is that neighbourhood crime and anti-social behaviour really matters.
We know from the victims and community groups that we speak to, that these crimes destroy lives, and it is imperative that we work together at a local and national level to tackle them.
Tackling anti-social behaviour is a key priority highlighted in all police and crime plans in England and Wales. As the voice of the public, PCCs will continue to fund preventative projects and initiatives and work with partners to support vulnerable young people."
APCC Local Policing Leads, Jeff Cuthbert and Steve Turner
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Demonstrating how PCCs are working with the Government, local authorities, and wider partners to improve how communities can report anti-social behaviour when it occurs and to ensure that action is taken.
PCCs Supported Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) Awareness Week in July 2022
As part of #ASBawarenessweek, PCCs Steve Turner and Jeff Cuthbert, the APCCs Local Policing Leads, issued a statement reinforcing the collective responsibility that we all have in tackling ASB.
The week kicked off with a parliamentary launch event hosted by ASB Resolve, including speeches from Safeguarding Minister Amanda Solloway MP, PCC Steve Turner and Victims’ Commissioner Dame Vera Baird.
Jacob Young, Conservative MP for Redcar, also led a debate about ASB in Parliament, during which he spoke positively about the role of PCCs:
"In Cleveland, our local PCC Steve Turner is also the APCC’s lead on neighbourhood policing and ASB, which means we are in a unique position to learn from best practice in this area."
"100% of published police and crime plans now highlight preventing and tackling ASB."
Shadow Policing Minister, Sarah Jones, Labour MP for Croydon Central, added:
"Good work is being done in patches and I’m sure that all of us would pay tribute to the PCCs who are working hard to make a difference."
ASB Awareness Week #ASBawarenessweek
Earlier this week @steviet1610 attended a parliamentary event as part of #ASBAwarenessWeek and spoke alongside Government ministers and the Victims Commissioner— Office of the PCC for Cleveland (@Cleveland_PCC) July 20, 2022
As part of his speech Steve emphasised the importance of all agencies working together to resolve ASB at a local level pic.twitter.com/ldXCBmk7Ft
#ASB can have a hugely damaging effect— Merseyside's Police Commissioner Emily Spurrell (@MerseysidePCC) July 18, 2022
Tackling & preventing it is a priority, so I was pleased to be out with @MerPolSthLpool @abdulBqadir @lpoolcouncil @merseyfire and more in Picton to listen to local concerns and raise awareness of the support available.#ASBAwarenessWeek pic.twitter.com/Ev5DnYYIge
PCC @KatyBourne supports @resolveasbâ€™s #ASBawarenessweek, working closely with various teams and initiatives to make communities safer. Hear from the PCC below 🔽 pic.twitter.com/fDHObF1PZb— SussexPCC (@SussexPCC) July 18, 2022
Our first two days of #ASBAwarenessweek have been fantastic! We've had loads of positive engagement with youngsters in the community. Today @SkateAcademyUK , @stjohnambulance and @youth4u1 all came down to join in and they were a hit! #NPTBlackwood #CO422 #CO441 #CO56 #CO36 pic.twitter.com/A5hQgOxLZG— Gwent Police | Caerphilly Borough Officers (@GPCaerphilly) July 26, 2022
We will be on Torridge Way, Efford today between 11am and 2pm along with @plymouthcc and @plymouthpolice. Come and see us to discuss antisocial behaviour that may be affecting you in your community @LGAcomms @ukhomeoffice @PoliceChiefs #ASBAwarenessWeek2022 pic.twitter.com/vSsfy1jOkt— Devon & Cornwall PCC (@DC_PCC) July 18, 2022
🎥 Last week was #ASBawarenessweek. If you haven't already, watch our video on the PCC's visit to Havant constituency to discuss ASB from last month. 👇 pic.twitter.com/cfGeLYg5cq— PCC for Hampshire & the Isle of Wight (@HantsPCC) July 25, 2022