Barrow Neighbourhood Policing Team: Anti-social behaviour awareness week

The Barrow Neighbourhood Policing Team have been highlighting the work they do all year round to tackle anti-social behaviour issues.

Across the week officers and partners within the local focus hub targeted local issues, engaged with the community, and highlighted the work of partners.

The Barrow Neighbourhood Policing team have carried out high visibility reassurance patrols in hot spot locations, carried out litter picks, utilised ‘It’s Your Choice’ referrals and held mobile police desks in various locations in Barrow.

Officers also visited local schools to give talks on ASB, visited Dropzone –   a youth organisation which aims to raise aspirations and achievements of young people through support and education – and worked with the local focus hub to address issues in the area.

The team in Barrow also recently gave talks on anti-social behaviour to over 700 young people from the around area as part of the Junior Citizen Scheme. The scheme aims to keep young people in Barrow safe by giving them an understanding and awareness across a range of safety topics and sought to educate the children on what anti-social behaviour is and the impact it can have on those who experience it.

Acting Inspector Jo Smith from the Barrow Neighbourhood Policing Team, added: “Our officers work all year round to address ASB issues reported to us. We are aware of issues with ASB on Walney, at Town Quay and at Salthouse Mills with scrambler bikes.

“Ongoing issues have been highlighted to patrols and crime prevention visits have been carried out in some areas. We will continue to carry out high visibility patrols in these areas to identify individuals responsible.

“We work with community partners, councils and other agencies to give us the best chance of reducing antisocial activities.

“I would strongly encourage the public to report any incidents or concerns to us so that we can tackle this.”

You can report incidents of anti-social behaviour online at You can also call police on 101. If it is an emergency, always dial 999.

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The work of neighbourhood policing teams in Cumbria is being highlighted as part of a national awareness week focusing on anti-social behaviour.

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