Dispersal order set to target anti-social behaviour in Derby
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A dispersal order has been put in place for Derby City Centre today following concerns about anti-social behaviour.
It will be in place until 10pm tonight, Sunday 12 November. The order started at 8am today, and covers the areas pictured on the map.
Dispersal orders give officers extra powers to direct groups to leave an area if they are involved in ASB or disorder, if members of the public are being harassed, alarmed or distressed, or if officers think their behaviour may lead to anti-social behaviour.
If they return to that area after being moved on, they face being arrested.
Inspector Rachel Fowkes, who is in charge of local policing in the Derby City Centre area, said: "Anti-social behaviour can have a negative impact on the quality of life of our communities and it won’t be tolerated in Derby.
“This dispersal order is as much about community reassurance as it is enforcement, giving us the power to act proactively, directing people suspected of causing anti-social behaviour to leave the area.”
Insp. Fowkes added: “We take all reports of anti-social behaviour seriously and we are committed to targeting and helping to prevent any issues.
“If you have any concerns about anti-social behaviour, and see officers out on patrols, please do stop to talk to us.”
You can also report concerns about anti-social behaviour on the following details: