What we are doing about anti-social behaviour
Anti-social behaviour is being tackled by Thames Valley Police in a number of ways.
We work closely with local authorities and key partner agencies to monitor reports of anti-social behaviour and take coordinated action to deal with it. This is part of Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships (CDRPs).
Please click on a link below for a summary of the interventions that police are using to tackle anti-social behaviour.
- Early interventions.
- Support interventions.
- Court interventions.
- Housing interventions.
- Fixed penalty notices.
The tools used to tackle anti-social behaviour are dependent upon the circumstances of the offending behaviour and the offender.
Our approach to anti-social behaviour is three-tiered.
- Restorative action – helping offenders to understand the consequences of their actions and trying to discourage further anti-social behaviour. The main aim is to address the root cause of the offender’s behaviour, getting them to face up to their actions and to divert them away from the Criminal Justice system.
- Formal action – this includes getting offenders to sign up to acceptable behaviour contracts (ABCs).
- Last resort – As a last resort, we will take action through measures such as group dispersal orders, and through the courts to obtain anti-social behaviour orders (ASBOs), anti-social behaviour injunctions, and drug house closures.