Monday, October 26, 2009

Mischief night, Halloween and Bonfire night operations in Kensington and Fairfield

Dear Councillor Baldock

Re: Op Banger 2009

I am writing to you with reference to Operation Banger, which is the Merseyside Police response to the traditional rise in anti-social behaviour during the autumn period and specifically on Mischief Night, Halloween and Bonfire Night.

Last years operation was a resounding success, reflected in a significant reduction in calls associated with anti-social behaviour compared to the previous year. We also received very positive feedback from the local community on our actions to tackle the issues that have been a real cause for concern in recent years.

This year we will be again challenging anti-social behaviour in all its forms under our Total Policing philosophy and we will be utilising the full range of tactics and legislation to tackle these issues. Our operation is not all about enforcement as we are also working with our partners to coordinate a comprehensive range of youth diversionary activities. We will also be contacting our repeat and vulnerable victims of anti-social behaviour and ensuring that they are provided with our full support and reassurance.

I will be leading on this operation for Liverpool North BCU and I will ensure that your local Neighbourhood Inspector keeps you fully updated on our activities.

In the meantime do not hesitate to contact me on this or any matter if you feel I can be of any assistance.

Yours sincerely

Paul White
Chief Inspector

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