TROUBLE-MAKERS of all ages will be targeted by a Staffordshire Police summer campaign against anti-social behaviour.
Respect: It’s a two way street is asking people to think about how their actions affect others.
Officers and PCSOs will patrol hotspot areas and also be talking to people about their behaviour and to be mindful of others, especially the elderly.
Chief Superintendent Jon Drake said: “Anti-social behaviour can mean different things to different people, but basically it is any kind of repeated behaviour that affects your quality of life. We never underestimate the impact ASB can have on an individual or community and we’re committed to continually working with our partners and giving the best service possible to our communities.
“Some people raise concerns that they feel intimidated if they see a group of young people congregating in an area but they may not be doing anything anti-socially, just meeting up with friends.
“Those whose behaviour is anti-social will be dealt with accordingly. Officers and PCSOs will also continue to patrol hotspot areas engaging with young people and dealing with any problems.”
The campaign will also highlight safety measures in the hot weather, such as the dangers of swimming in rivers and ponds and wearing helmets while cycling and skateboarding.