ASHBOURNE police will be heading out on patrol to tackle anti-social behaviour, nuisance drivers and non-dwelling burglaries in town.
The Ashbourne Safer Neighbourhood Team will be combating the issues after residents raised concerns at the quarterly governance meeting.
Officers will be carrying out high-visibility patrols in hot spot areas to identify groups taking part in anti-social behaviour (ASB) and talk to them about the effects of their behaviour on people living nearby.
The team will also be interacting with youngsters to try and discourage them from ASB and to find other diversionary activities to prevent further nuisance behaviour.
The Ashbourne team will be speaking to young drivers about their responsibility when they are behind the wheel in a bid to put the brakes on speeding and nuisance driving across the town.
Officers will be making regular and increased patrols at key times and will be speaking to young drivers about their behaviour and how it affects the local community.
In addition the team will continue to tackle theft from shed, garages and other outbuildings.
As part of the crackdown, police will be heading out on increased targeted patrols and are encouraging homeowners to increase their security to help protect their property from being targeted by thieves.
Officers from Safer Neighbourhood policing team will be speaking to residents to offer reassure and crime prevention advice to help them to further protect themselves from crime.
Homeowners are being advised of the steps they can take to deter criminals such as ensuring that outbuildings, sheds and garages are properly secure and that any valuables are kept out of view.
Increasing home security and investing in items such as spotlights, alarms, doors chimes and property marking kits such as SmartWater or Selecta can also help to prevent an opportunist targeting a property.
Police are actively encouraging people to remain vigilant and to report any suspicious activity or ASB to police straight away on 101 or 999 in an emergency.
If you have any issues or concerns in relation to local policing call 101 or email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org