It was a chance to see how the local officers, backed by investments into neighbourhood policing across the county, are tackling ASB and addressing the concerns of residents. This includes arrests, closure orders on problem properties, stop and searches and other enforcement actions.
During the walkabout in Bispham, the Commissioner heard from Paul Maynard MP about the issues being raised through his office and what the public are telling him they want to see in his constituency – with ASB a key concern.
Since launching in early July 2023, Op Centurion is seeing extra police patrols in ASB hotspots across the county and tough action being taken against offenders by Police and partner agencies who will use the full force of the law – as well as civil powers – to protect local communities.
Andrew Snowden, Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire said:
“It’s been great to join Paul, out on the beat in his constituency, to see how officers are getting tough on anti-social behaviour as part of Op Centurion.
“Since I launched Op Centurion in July, we have already seen some real results that show we’re making streets safer, stopping offenders and their damaging behaviour that can ruin lives.
“I will continue working with partners to deliver what we all want to see, less anti-social behaviour on our streets,
Paul Maynard, MP for Blackpool North & Cleveleys said:
“Walking with Andrew round the Ashfield Road estate, we were able to see the difference PC Mike Schouteten’s presence has made, not least in terms of the closure orders imposed to disrupt the work of the organised criminals. Operation Centurion is all about tackling anti-social behaviour in the areas where residents suffer the most detriment because of it”.