Responding to Anti-Social behaviour in Huddersfield Town Centre

Wednesday 14 August, 2019

Multi-agency response to anti-social behaviour in Huddersfield town centre.

Huddersfield NPT teams and partner agencies regularly work together to deal with issues of crime and anti-social behaviour within our town centre.

Anti-social behaviour can stem from various issues including excessive drinking and the illegal use of drugs. Collectively, throughout partnership working, we take all steps to support people who need help and work with them to access a variety of specialist services.

In some cases, when anti-social behaviour increases and offenders will not engage with police or other services, necessary and proportionate action will be taken, such as issuing CBOs.

Today (14 August), we have been supported in our efforts to combat anti-social behaviour by officers from West Yorkshire Police Mounted Section.

The mounted section cover a vast array of events including pre-planned operations and sporting events, however, their work within town centres is a fantastic addition to the Neighbourhood and partner agency staff that regularly patrol the town centres.

Huddersfield NPT Inspector Graham Dyson, said: “We as a Neighbourhood Partnership are committed to reducing anti-social behaviour and where possible the support of our colleagues from the Mounted Section will be requested.

“They are a welcome addition and today they have dealt with numerous checks of persons acting in an anti-social manner; identifying those who engage with services to various agencies but also dealing with alcohol related offences under the provisions of the Huddersfield Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO).

“If you see them out and about then please have a chat, the officers will assist with any issues they can, and the horses will love the attention.”

If you have concerns regarding anti-social behaviour in your neighbourhood or the town centre please contact the police online via www.westyorkshire.police.uk/contact-us or call 101.

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