Since PC Stewart Green took on the role of Community Beat Officer (CBO) for Penrith Town Centre in July 2023, nuisance anti-social behaviour (ASB) has dropped by 15.7 per cent.

ASB is disruptive behaviour in community settings that causes intimidation and fear in residents.

It includes a range of behaviours that can cause nuisance, annoyance, harm or distress to a person, with examples including vehicle abandonment, trespassing, vandalism, harassment and anti-social drinking.

Inspector Mo Bibby, Eden Neighborhood Policing Team, said: “Anti-social behavior can have a significant impact on individuals and communities in Penrith, which is why it is our priority all year round.

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“Community Beat Officers, like PC Green, are dedicated, locally based officers who are focused on understanding and tackling local issues to reduce crime, including ASB.

“We know having that visible presence in the town is key to reducing the number of ASB incidents and continue to add hotspot areas into patrol plans.

“I would like to encourage anyone to report any incidents to us so that action can be taken.”