Teignbridge anti-social behaviour work has been recognised by the Police with a top award for its Anti-Social Behaviour Officer, Andy Davies.
Andy picked up the Devon Police Partners & Communities Together (PACT) Award at the annual Devon Police Awards of the Year ceremony at Middlemoor Police Headquarters. The award recognises the amount of work done by Andy on behalf of Teignbridge Council to contribute to partnership working with the Police throughout the last year.
The partnership that between Teignbridge Council and the Police has seen some dramatic results in recent years, including the county’s joint first Closure Order for a property in Dawlish, which saw life for residents transformed as problem tenants were removed from their flat by court order and consequently left the area.
Other highlights have included nine active Anti-Social Behaviour Orders, including ASBOs against four members of the same family, and the formation of a Multi-Agency Response Team, which responds to spikes of anti-social behaviour in specific areas within five days of any being recorded.
The partnership approach has also had a real impact on levels of recorded crime and fear of crime, both of which have dropped substantially in recent years.