ASB Awareness Week 2023 #KnowYourRights
Posted 5th July 2023
Roger Hirst, the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex has been taking a stand against anti-social behaviour as part of ASB Week 2023.
Coordinated by ASB Resolve and the Home Office ASB Strategic Board, the awareness week is supported by dozens of national partner agencies. Running from July 3rd to 9th 2023, this year’s focus is around #KnowYourRights, which aims to encourage communities to know what their rights are and to take a stand and work together to make their communities safer.
For instance, if you are not happy with how your complaint of ASB is being handled, the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 introduced specific measures designed to give victims and communities a say in the way that complaints of antisocial behaviour are dealt with.
This includes the ASB Case Review (formerly known as the community trigger), which gives victims of persistent antisocial behaviour the right to request a multi-agency case review. Find out more about how you can request an ASB case review Community Triggers – Essex Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner (pfcc.police.uk)
Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Roger Hirst said: “Anti-social behaviour is unacceptable and causes immense levels of distress. While ASB has reduced by 60 per cent in Essex since 2016, I am committed to seeing it reduce further.
“With Essex Police now having more officers than ever before it has enabled more officers to be part of the neighbourhood policing teams, helping to strengthen the connection between communities, police and our Community Safety Partnerships.
“By giving our public the confidence to report incidents of ASB and by working in a highly visible way, we will continue to build on the success of our partnerships to tackle ASB effectively.”
Learn more about ASB and how to report it: Antisocial behaviour | Essex Police.