Merseyside Police will be highlighting the day to day work with local communities and partners throughout this week to highlight the support available to people experiencing anti-social behaviour and the work taking place across Merseyside to prevent and tackle it.
Following a successful first year, the 18-24 July has been nationally identified as a week to shine a spotlight on anti-social behaviour and to encourage communities to take a stand against ASB and highlight the actions that can be taken by those experiencing it.
During the week, Merseyside Police and partners including our five local authorities, housing associations and Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service will be building on the work they carry out on a daily basis in our communities to address the issues that matter to the residents of Merseyside. From high visibility patrols, partner walkarounds and a continued focus on the Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO), which allows us to disperse people engaged in ASB.
Chief Superintendent for Local Policing, Zoe Thornton said, “Anti-social behaviour is a priority for Merseyside Police and this awareness week offers an opportunity to highlight the issues of ASB and the impact it can have on the local communities.
“Everyone has the right to feel safe in their home and community and our activities this week, alongside our partners, will highlight some of the work that we undertake on a daily basis to support our communities and tackle ASB.
Merseyside’s Police Commissioner Emily Spurrell said: “Anti-social behaviour can have a hugely damaging effect for victims, particularly those who are repeatedly and persistently targeted.
“Tackling and preventing ASB is one of my priorities, so I welcome all the fantastic multi-agency initiatives planned by Merseyside Police, the local authorities, and all our partners during ASB Awareness Week and beyond.
“Everyone deserves to feel safe where they live. I hope this week will highlight some of the great work which is going on across the region day in day out to improve the safety of our neighbourhoods, helping people to feel safer and happier in their communities.”
Some of the activity taking place throughout the week includes:
Weapon sweeps and open land searches
Operation Brookdale – targeting scrambler bikes
High visibility patrols and license visits in the night time economy
High visibility patrols in parks and beaches
A joint operation with partners in areas of persistent ASB
Leaflet drops and clean ups
Deployment of the mobile police station
To find out what is happening each day follow Merseyside Police’s social media accounts for regular updates.