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Anti social behaviour

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3. Community Trigger

The purpose of a Community Trigger is to give victims and communities the right to request a review of their anti social behaviour case and to bring agencies together to take a joined up, problem solving approach to finding a solution.

In other words, if people don't feel that their complaints about anti social behaviour have been dealt with satisfactorily they can request a review of the case.

In order to quality for a Community Trigger request, there must have been three complaints about the behaviour in a six month period. Each complaint has to be made within one month from when the anti social behaviour is alleged to have occurred.

How to activate the Community Trigger

In order to monitor the number of activations of the Community Trigger in this area, Devon and Cornwall Police have agreed that members of the public can request a case review by dialling the non emergency telephone number 101.

You will need to provide the following:

  • dates of each time you have complained
  • details of where you complained (name, organisation and/or incident reference number)
  • information about the anti social behaviour