Mid Ulster police to tackle antisocial behaviour that ‘leaves victims feeling helpless’

Police on duty
Police on duty

Police in Mid Ulster have said they will be focusing on reducing anti-social behaviour during October to help victims left ‘feeling desperate’.

As well as raising awareness of the issues around behaviours like harassment, nuisance and disorder in the district, they promise to outline what they and partner organisations are doing to address it.

Officers will be conducting high visibility patrols to provide reassurance and, where needed, offer crime prevention information.

Commander for Mid Ulster, Superintendent Mike Baird, said: “The term anti-social behaviour covers a wide range of unacceptable activity that blights the lives of many people on a daily basis.

“It often leaves victims feeling helpless, desperate and with a seriously reduced quality of life. Terms such as ‘nuisance’, ‘disorder’ and ‘harassment’ are also often used to describe this type of behaviour.

“Anti-social behaviour is an issue that the Police Service takes seriously and is fully committed to working in partnership with both statutory agencies and community representatives to address.

“We are here to listen to community concerns and work with others to find a solution to any problems they may have.”