Northamptonshire to pilot new anti-social behaviour crackdown
Published On: March 27, 2023
Northamptonshire is to be one of 16 areas in England and Wales to be chosen to participate in a new crackdown on anti-social behaviour, the Home Office has announced today.
The Home Office has announced that: “Under the plan, 16 areas in England and Wales will be funded to support either new ‘hotspot’ police and enforcement patrols in areas with the highest rates of anti-social behaviour, or trial a new ‘Immediate Justice’ scheme to deliver swift and visible punishments. A select few areas will trial both interventions, and following these initial trailblazers, both schemes will be rolled out across England and Wales from 2024.”
Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Stephen Mold said:
“I’m excited that Northamptonshire will be a pilot area to receive funding to crack down on anti social behaviour, I lobbied hard to bring the scheme to Northamptonshire.
“Anti-social behaviour has such a negative impact on neighbourhoods – it’s such a visible, personal crime that can have the effect of making people feel unsafe in their own home and ruining their confidence in the place that they live. That’s what I want to tackle.
“I want to see a robust approach that builds on the problem-solving work that Northamptonshire Police are already doing in communities. We will bringing that prevention and enforcement work together with restorative justice – making sure that people who commit anti-social behaviour are quickly held to account and made to put right the damage and harm they have caused in the most appropriate way.”
Further details of the pilot scheme in Northamptonshire will be announced later.
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