Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion is joining other PCC’s up and down the country to stamp out anti-social behaviour (ASB).
Preventing ASB, tackling ASB in partnership and ensuring victims get the right help are some of the commitments made in the Association of Police and Crime Commissioner’s ‘ASB in focus’ report released today.
The PCC is working to tackle anti-social behaviour by:
- Commissioning a number of diversionary projects across the force area which aim to tackle ASB at the root.
- Investing in services to support victims including the Victim Advice Line.
- Investing more than £600,000 through Community Safety Partnerships in a range of projects, activities and initiatives which are designed to reduce crime & disorder and improve community safety.
- Securing more than £18 million through the Safer Streets Fund to invest in lighting, CCTV, building security, crime prevention packs. Neighbourhood Watch Groups and Neighbourhood Champions in Greenlands, Redditch and Sutton Hill, Telford.
- Investing in a co-ordinator to support Neighbourhood Watch Schemes across West Mercia
- Investing more than £300,000 to improve CCTV across Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin.
- Investing up to £100,000 in a scheme to combat fly tipping.
Commissioner John Campion said “Anti-social behaviour shouldn’t be thought of as low level, it can have a traumatic impact and leave people feeling unsafe.
I welcome the partnership approach set out in this report, and I am committed to doing all I can, alongside local partners, to stamp out anti-social behaviour across the West Mercia area.
Through my actions and the investments I make, I am delivering my promise to ensure people are safe and feel safe in our communities”
For more on the PCC’s investments visit: https://www.westmercia-pcc.gov.uk/funding/projects/
For more on the APCC ‘ASB in Focus’ report visit: https://www.apccs.police.uk/latest-news/tackling-anti-social-behaviour-is-not-just-a-job-for-the-police/