Posted on 7th April 2015
Safer Neighbourhood officers are teaming up to tackle anti-social behaviour in Chesterfield Town Centre.
Police will be heading out on the beat to speak to groups hanging around the area following reports of anti-social behaviour (ASB) and suspected legal high use around the town centre and the Church of St Mary and All Saints on Rykneld Square.
Officers from the Chesterfield Safer Neighbourhood Team will be stepping up patrols to identify groups taking part in ASB and engaging with them about the effects of their behaviour on local people.
The mobile police station will also be used across the area in the order to deter and monitor the issue.
PCSO John Lockwood from the Chesterfield Town Centre Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “We have received a number of reports of anti-social behaviour in the town, especially around the area of the crooked spire church.
“This is a treasured landmark in our town which is being shadowed by groups acting anti-socially and leaving litter discarded in the area.
“We will be carrying out increased patrols in the area to speak to those responsible and deter others from acting the same.”
To report anti-social behaviour call 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police. Always dial 999 in an emergency.
To speak to the Chesterfield Safer Neighbourhood Team call 101, and follow the team on Twitter: @ChesterfieldSNT