Committed to tackling anti-social behaviour
Our Community Team work together to respond to complaints of anti-social behaviour and aim to support victims and witnesses. When a complaint of anti-social behaviour has been received, our Community Link Officers will contact the complainant within 5 days by telephone or written letter and ask for further information. We may also ask for diary sheets to be completed. Following receipt of any diary sheets, a decision will be made as to the best way to proceed.
The impact of the behaviour on the complainant and the community is the key to deciding whether or not behaviour is anti-social. Our philosophy is to stop the harm caused by anti-social behaviour at the earliest time, as informally as possible.
Our Community Enforcement Officers work with local citizens to prevent, identify, investigate and take action concerning a range of environmental and antisocial behaviour crimes including fly tipping, graffiti, noise, littering, dog fouling, stray dogs and abandoned cars.
The uniformed officers work with communities and patrol hotspots across the district with the aim of preventing anti-social behaviour. They investigate reports of incidents, encouraging and promoting behaviour change. They utilise police accredited powers as necessary, including the power to request a name and address, issue fixed penalty notices, remove abandoned or obstructing vehicles and direct traffic.
Due to our partnership working, especially with North Yorkshire Police, all districts of Ryedale have seen significant decreases in anti-social behaviour.
If your enquiry is urgent or you are being threatened, please report anti-social behaviour to North Yorkshire Police on 101 or 999.