Worksop: New anti-social behaviour powers for police officers

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Police officers have been enforcing new anti-social behaviour powers across Bassetlaw that came into effect earlier this week.

The revised powers have been streamlined to allow local authorities to try deal with ASB faster and more effectively.

The legislation will see the introduction of Civil Injunctions, Criminal Behaviour Orders, Community Protection Notices, Public Space Protection Orders, Closure Powers, Police Dispersal Powers and the new Community Trigger - which will give victims the opportunity to request a multi-agency case review where a case meets a set threshold.

Superintendent Richard Fretwell, Nottinghamshire Police lead on antisocial behaviour, said: “The new powers provide a more effective way of dealing with ASB issues. “Working closely with partners we will be able to tackle the issues that affect our communities, such as noise problems or neighbourly disputes.”

“Antisocial behaviour can make people’s lives a misery. These changes streamline and simplify how we deal with antisocial behaviour so there is a more joined up response for victims.”

It is understood that Civil Injunctions - which will help an individual deal with the underlying causes of their behaviour - will come into force in 2015. Criminal Behaviour Orders - which can be enforced after a conviction - have replaced the Anti-Social Behaviour Order.

Richard Antcliff, chief ASB officer, said: “The success we have had in tackling anti-social behaviour in Notts meant we have been able to give the Home Office logistical insight that has been key to the process.”