The term antisocial behaviour covers a wide range of activities that causes or could cause alarm or distress to individuals or communities as a whole. Examples include abandoned vehicles, begging, hoax calls to emergency services, excessive noise, verbal harassment, inconsiderate behaviour from neighbours, street drinking, civil disputes, and inappropriate use of a vehicle.
Dyfed-Powys Police Anti-Social Behaviour Partnership
As part of the Dyfed-Powys Police Tackling Anti-Social Behaviour Process we work in partnership with other organisations to reduce Anti-Social Behaviour and the impact of Anti-Social behaviour. As part of that process we at times need to share and receive information about you with partner agencies to achieve this. Examples of some of the organisations we are working with are local authorities, health services, social services and voluntary organisations. The purpose of the information sharing is so that everyone involved with you can work together for your benefit and the reduction of Anti-Social Behaviour. Information about you will only be used or passed on to others involved if it is necessary to do so.
- Ensure that only the minimum amount of information necessary to achieve the proposed aim will be passed on;
- Have secure systems in place to help prevent unauthorised access to information held on our computers.
If you require further information with regards to how we may use your personal information please contact Dyfed Powys Police Information Management and Compliance department.
Reporting antisocial behaviour
Some antisocial behaviour is not categorised as criminal activity, but can still have a significant effect on the quality of people’s lives. Because of this, we and our partner agencies encourage people to report any antisocial behaviour, especially if it is ongoing.
Reporting antisocial behaviour ensures it can be tackled and patterns identified. It also allows us to make sure we are targeting the correct areas.
Keep an incident diary to compile evidence in a structured way. Partners can use this evidence to decide on the most appropriate way to support you and tackle the problem. It is important that evidence is accurately recorded to take legal action.
Tackling antisocial behaviour
Many may see the police as the first point of contact to deal with antisocial behaviour and in some instances it may be dealt with by police alone or by a mixture of the police and partners. There will also be occasions where a partner agency is best placed to deal with the matter.
For more information and help in tackling antisocial behaviour, please call 101 or contact your local Neighbourhood Policing team.
If you have reported a problem to the council, police or housing provider and you feel not enough action has been taken to respond to your report, a community trigger is a way for you to ask for a case review.
In order to meet the threshold to activate the Community Trigger, you must have made;
- 3 complaints of ASB from same person of ASB within 6 months
- 5 complaints from different individuals about same location, person or problem within 6 months.
- 1 Hate Incident / Crime within 6 months.
- Consideration will be given if the above is not met to the persistence of ASB, harm or potential harm caused and the adequacy of the agency or agencies responses.
Each complaint made within one month of the incident and application for the review made within 6 months of the 1st complaint (S.104)
Call 101 for an application form. Notification of whether an application has been successful or not will be received within 20 working days.