As part of the county-wide crackdown on anti-social behaviour (ASB) Lancashire Constabulary and Police and Crime Commissioner Andrew Snowden have today announced a further eight areas set to benefit from additional resources to tackle anti-social behaviour (ASB) in Lancashire.
Home Office funding secured by the Commissioner already funds additional foot patrols in six Lancashire districts as part of Op Centurion, Lancashire Constabulary’s targeted operation to crack down on ASB and deliver on Mr Snowden’s Fighting Crime Plan priority of getting tough on anti-social behaviour.
This approach is now being rolled out across the county meaning that all of Lancashire’s districts benefit from extra resources targeting areas identified as ASB hotspots, with additional Op Centurion patrols now also targeting areas within Darwen, St Annes, Morecambe, Clitheroe, Colne, Bacup, Leyland and Skelmersdale.
The operation is led by the Constabulary’s local neighbourhood teams, supported by the newly established ASB Prevention and Problem-Solving Command; a team of specialist officers including civil enforcement, designing-out crime and business and rural crime experts, funded by the Commissioner.
The team works with neighbourhood police officers, councils, housing associations and key partners throughout Lancashire to shut down drug dens, seize nuisance bikes and secure arrests for those involved in a variety of offences from drug dealing to criminal damage.
As part of the operation, members of the public are also be encouraged to report incidents of ASB to the relevant organisation, details of which can be found on a new website: LancashireTacklingASB.co.uk