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BCP Council and partnering agencies tackle anti-social behaviour in Poole

On May 31, BCP Council and other partnering agencies including Poole Neighbourhood Police Team, St Mungo’s and Trading Standards conducted a targeted day of action in Poole. Operation Servo comes under the regional operation, Operation Relentless to deal with anti-social behaviour (ASB).

BCP Council’s Community Safety Accredited Scheme Officers (CSAS) assisted police colleagues with a visible and proactive patrol in the town centre to target anti-social behaviour. CSAS officers also partnered with local charity St Mungo’s and engaged with rough sleepers signposting individuals in how to access services.

Councillor Bobbie Dove, Portfolio Holder for Community Safety and Regulatory Services said: “By engaging with the local community, CSAS Officers were able to listen to the concerns of Poole residents and local businesses and that is how BCP Council and partnering agencies can continue to take action.

“As part of the Cleaner, Greener, Safer initiative we are taking steps to ensure residents and visitors feel safe in the three town centres. And as the warmer weather comes, people should be out enjoying all that Poole has to offer. They can do that knowing that we are cracking down on anti-social behaviour.”

Police officers located a missing child and made several arrests related to Class A drugs and other drugs were located during two stop searches. A cannabis factory above an address of interest to the police was also dismantled by officers.

Inspector Danny Tamblyn was on hand and enabled police to give a section 35 dispersal notice to prevent wider spread anti-social behaviour.

He added ‘“Multi agency days of action allow us to ensure we have the right people in the right place and at the right time to ensure we have the greatest positive impact for the community.

“Officers are a visible representation of our partnership approach to problem solving based on what our communities tell us matters to them. Most commonly this relates to ASB which is an area I am committed to relentlessly pursuing so that Poole is safe for everyone to enjoy.”

Police Community Support Officers carried out a public engagement in Falkland Square and encouraged the public to complete Priority Surveys which involves the community raising issues that are important to them and where they would like the police to focus their resources and enabling partner agencies to work better together.

CSAS Officers exercised their right to confiscate alcohol from a group anti-social adults and helped a female youth in distress.

Trading Standards were also engaging with local businesses in Poole at an advisory capacity.

Operation Servo is a permanent Poole Neighbourhood Police Team Operation and will continue throughout the year.


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