South Yorkshire Police targeting anti-social behaviour - and inviting public to join in

SOUTH Yorkshire Police are taking a stand as part of Anti-social Behaviour Awareness Week this week.

The force is inviting everyone to join in fighting ASB as well as highlighting actions that can be taken by those who may be experiencing it.

This has been organised by community safety organisation Resolve and includes a series of events across the UK involving everyone from councils to sports clubs.

Chief Insp John Mallows, South Yorkshire’s force lead for anti-social behaviour and criminal damage, said: “We want our communities to feel they are in a better position at the end of this week to understand how they should get help from police or local councils, should they need it. A better informed community is a safer one.”

Rebecca Bryant OBE, chief executive of Resolve, added: “We are delighted that South Yorkshire Police is supporting this hugely important campaign. It is vital to develop partnership approaches across communities to deal with the growing challenges around ASB.” 

South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Dr Alan Billings, said that ASB was one of the main topics that people wanted to talk about. 

“That is why one of the three priorities within my Police and Crime Plan is tackling crime and anti-social behaviour.

“ASB is not a low-level crime; it devastates communities and has a profound impact on victims.”

For more information about ASB Awareness Week visit www.resolveuk.org.uk.

If anyone wishes to report incidents of ASB, please contact police using the live chat function, online portal or by calling 101. 

Alternatively, you can give information completely anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers via www.crimestoppers-uk.org or 0800 555 111.