Although crime figures indicate that levels of anti-social behaviour across the District are relatively low, tackling anti-social behaviour is often cited by the District residents as being a top local priority.
Based in Horsham Police station, the council’s Anti-Social behaviour team work closely with local Police Community Support Officers and Police Officers to offer positive intervention and support to both victims and perpetrators of anti-social behaviour within communities.
The success of our Anti-Social Behaviour team depends on developing strong partnerships with other local agencies such as Registered Social Landlords, Youth Workers and special forums in local schools to understand the reasons behind the Anti-Social Behaviour and agree appropriate steps to address it.
The team tackle a range of different cases dealing not only with individuals but also co-ordinating problem solving meetings where issues have been affecting the community. We work with anyone from the age of 10.
The introduction of the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014 has increased the number of tools available for addressing Anti-Social Behaviour. In the past year we have sent Community Protection Notice warning letters, signed individuals onto Acceptable Behaviour Contracts, put information together for applications to court for Criminal Behaviour Orders and Injunctions, explored the use of a Public Space Protection Notice to address anti-social behaviour in the town centre and dealt with two Community Trigger Applications.
For more information or to contact the Council’s Anti-Social Behaviour team, please call 101 ext. 530233.