Council officers in high-vis uniforms fight crime and antisocial behaviour in Reigate and Banstead

Kevin Hurley, police and crime commissioner for Surrey, says antisocial behaviour will not be tolerated

Kevin Hurley, police and crime commissioner for Surrey, says antisocial behaviour will not be tolerated

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Council officers have put on high-vis uniforms and joined police in a "pioneering" fight against crime and anti-social behaviour.

Reigate and Banstead Joint Enforcement Team, which includes council officers with enforcement powers and police officers, is the first of its kind in Surrey.

The team hit the streets on their own for the first time earlier this month in a bid to tackle everything from dog fouling and cycling offences to squatters and street drinking.

So far they have assisted police with moving on travellers, apprehended graffiti suspects, dispersed a young crowd and investigated noise complaints.

The team has also helped to target inconsiderate parking at schools, fly-tipping, fly-posting, abandoned vehicles and anti-social driving.

The office of Kevin Hurley, police and crime commissioner for Surrey, said they are looking at rolling out the "pioneering" pilot project in other areas.

Mr Hurley said: "Time and again the public have told me that they want more done about the antisocial behaviour that blights their lives and the communities that they live in.

"By enforcing the law quickly and visibly against anti-social behaviour wherever we encounter it, we send out a clear message that this kind of behaviour will not be tolerated in Reigate and Banstead."

Councillor Victor Broad, leader of Reigate and Banstead Council, said: "We live in one of the safest counties in England but we know that the inconsiderate and antisocial behaviour by a minority is a serious concern to our residents.

"Working even more closely with Surrey Police and sharing some powers will enable us to deal with issues more effectively when they arise."

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Leader of Reigate and Banstead Council, Victor Broad

 

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10:04am Thu 26 Jun 14

EwellMan says...

ha ha ha........what a lot of .....!!!!!

Will be a laughed at just like the PCSO's. What we need is more REAL police that can make the area safe and crime free not these clowns dressed up in high visibiliuty jackets thinking they have the power to tell people what they can and cant do.

Get a grip Kevin Hurley!!!!
ha ha ha........what a lot of .....!!!!! Will be a laughed at just like the PCSO's. What we need is more REAL police that can make the area safe and crime free not these clowns dressed up in high visibiliuty jackets thinking they have the power to tell people what they can and cant do. Get a grip Kevin Hurley!!!! EwellMan
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10:04am Thu 26 Jun 14

jswan1 says...

This is excellent news, well done to all involved in cleaning up the scum off the streets.
This is excellent news, well done to all involved in cleaning up the scum off the streets. jswan1
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10:06am Thu 26 Jun 14

jswan1 says...

This needs to be set up in Epsom and the non police officers should be armed with batons to assist them with tackling the scumbags of the area. If any extra help is needed with this I would be happy to assist.
This needs to be set up in Epsom and the non police officers should be armed with batons to assist them with tackling the scumbags of the area. If any extra help is needed with this I would be happy to assist. jswan1
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10:59am Thu 26 Jun 14

chillieman says...

EWELLMAN ,I AGREE WITH YOU . I ENJOY WINDING UP these wannabe police in their HI VIZ jackets with the words ENFORCEMENT OFFICER emblazoned across the back. they are a joke.but thats how it is ,put a little person in a uniform ,give them a spit of power and they are up and running ,they usually like to tackle the elderly ,women with children .children up to the age of 12 or 13 and stray hamsters. As for sorting out the scum as JSWAN1 likes to refer to whoever they may be,well they have no chance .they will just be a laughing stock,By the way Jswan1 ,i think you need to get a grip sunshine ..love you all CHILLIEMAN..
EWELLMAN ,I AGREE WITH YOU . I ENJOY WINDING UP these wannabe police in their HI VIZ jackets with the words ENFORCEMENT OFFICER emblazoned across the back. they are a joke.but thats how it is ,put a little person in a uniform ,give them a spit of power and they are up and running ,they usually like to tackle the elderly ,women with children .children up to the age of 12 or 13 and stray hamsters. As for sorting out the scum as JSWAN1 likes to refer to whoever they may be,well they have no chance .they will just be a laughing stock,By the way Jswan1 ,i think you need to get a grip sunshine ..love you all CHILLIEMAN.. chillieman
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