Theydon Bois: Dispersal order set to combat anti-social behaviour
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A dispersal order is set to be put in place in Theydon Bois following concerns over anti-social behaviour.
It will remain in place from 3pm on Monday 30 October until 3pm On Wednesday 1 November.
It follows concerns about anticipated anti-social behaviour over the Halloween period in the Theydon Bois area.
T/Inspector Leanne Archer said:
“This dispersal order is as much about reassurance as it is enforcement. "We want law-abiding residents and business owners in Theydon Bois to know we take all reports of anti-social behaviour extremely seriously. “Dispersal orders give us the power to act proactively, directing people suspected of causing anti-social behaviour to leave the area or face arrest. “We are committed to tackle this kind of issue and ensure you can go about your daily life feeling safe and secure in your community. “If you have any concerns, please speak to an officer.”
What is a Section 60 or a dispersal order? What additional powers do they give police? How long can they be in place for?
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.