What is a Section 60 or a dispersal order? What additional powers do they give police? How long can they be in place for?
T/Inspector Dave Gardiner of the Southend Community Policing Team explains why you might see a Section 60 or dispersal order in place after instances of disorder or anti-social behaviour, the authorisation process and what this means for law-abiding members of the public.
We’re here to protect people and catch criminals, but we have to understand that some members of the community don’t feel safe in the presence of our officers.
That might be because of something they’ve read about policing, or stories they’ve heard from friends, families or loved ones.
We value our communities and look to minimise this distress where we can.