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Today is the second day of the national antisocial behaviour (ASB) awareness week campaign, and todays theme centres around empowering communities.
Community Triggers, also known as the ASB Case Review, are designed to provide communities with the opportunity to request a formal review of how ASB is dealt with locally.
They are a panel who impartially review reports of antisocial behaviour to determine the right course of action is taken; and are available to anyone who has reported at least three instances of ASB activity in the last six months. These reports don’t need to have been made to the police as they can be made to councils too.
Community Triggers aim to reach solutions using joined up working between the relevant partner agencies. They are in place to support those who are vulnerable and to deal with those who are responsible for committing the offences.
Leicestershire Police often work with local councils on these matters. Anti-Social Behaviour Officer Thomas Maccabe, from Oadby and Wigston Borough Council, said: “The working relationship between the council and Leicestershire Police has been extremely positive in tackling antisocial behaviour and supporting victims.
“Without this joined-up approach, it would be extremely difficult to share information, discuss different approaches and strategies and ultimately meet the needs of those who are suffering.
“We will continue to work closely together in the future in order to get the best possible outcomes for our communities.”
In Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, Community Triggers are processed by the ASB teams within local councils. For information about Leicestershire Police’s approach to them, and how to reach your local councils ASB team, please visit our dedicated subject page: ASB case review ('Community Trigger') | Leicestershire Police (leics.police.uk)
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If you have witnessed or are a victim of ASB then please report it to us, reports can be made via 101/(999 in an emergency) or online via www.leics.police.uk/reportonline.