Merseyside police work to tackle anti-social behaviour and criminality in Everton Park
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Merseyside Police are working together with partners to tackle anti-social behaviour and criminality in Everton Park.
We regularly deploy high visibility patrols to the park in response to reports of criminal damage, drug dealing and anti-social behaviour involving scrambler bikes and mopeds.
The local policing team have also had productive meetings with partners from Liverpool City Council and City Watch to agree upgrades to the CCTV system, which already covers the park, and improvements to street lighting, to deter would-be criminals.
Community Policing Inspector Sarah Rotherham said: “We understand how distressing acts of mindless vandalism in our parks and green spaces can be and I want to reassure the community in Everton that we take a zero-tolerance approach to anti-social and criminal behaviour.
“Our officers are also committed to eradicating the harm that the illegal and anti-social use of off-road bikes cause to the communities through our Operation Brookdale.
“Through regular high-visibility patrols and partnership working to make improvements to CCTV and street lighting, our work is ongoing to make sure that Everton Park is a green space for everyone to enjoy as we head into the summer months.
"Rest assured, where we receive reports of anti-social and criminal behaviour, we will not hesitate to take action. If you witness any such behaviour in Everton Park, please let us know so we can respond, target patrols to the relevant areas and stop criminals in their tracks.”
Anyone who wishes to report anti-social or criminal behaviour can contact @MerPolCC, 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Always call 999 in an emergency.