Deter – offending.

Detect – offenders.

Insight– into the problem, the offenders, victims, and environment

Identify – crime generators.

Implement –informs the delivery of long-term solutions.

The North Bournemouth Crime Prevention Panel (NBCPP) has secured funding to provide a mobile CCTV camera from the Office of the Dorset Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) for deployment in the North Bournemouth area to tackle anti-social behaviour.

The funded project is a twelve-month partnership initiative involving the Police, BCP Council, Local Community Representatives, the NBCPP and local business. The project seeks to identify anti-social behaviour areas and deploy a temporary CCTV camera to deter and detect offending.

BCP Council’s CCTV team is handling the management installation, maintenance and associated legal and health & safety implications. The installation and management will be run under the guidance, policies and protocols of BCP Council. Follow this link for more details>>>

The Crime and Disorder Act 1998 defines anti-social behaviour (ASB) as ‘Acting in a manner that caused or was likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to one or more persons not of the same household as (the defendant). ‘ BCP Council has a “minimum standards” policy that outlines how they deal with anti-social behaviour and how they handle reports from the community. In addition to the definition set out by the law as guidance, the Council defines ASB as ‘Behaviour that unreasonably interferes with other people’s rights to use their home and community.’ The camera project may include but is not limited to the following:

• Noise
• Vandalism
• Alcohol
• Drug misuse
• Graffiti
• Youth nuisance
• Intimidation and harassment
• Racial abuse
• Littering and fly-tipping
• Vehicle nuisance

A camera has been sourced that can be moved from location to location. The camera will provide the agility to respond to changing patterns of ASB or quickly react to a new or growing issue.
A strategically deployed camera seeks to:

Deter offending from taking place;
Detect offending or offenders;
Enable the effective and efficient deployment of resources (Police/BCP right people, right time right place) to tackle the issue;
Help the community and partner organisations to understand the problem (perception vs reality);
Provide information to help the community take back their streets;
• Identify the crime generators – what environmental factors/peoples activities contribute to the problem;
• Data and evidence to inform the strategy to deal with issue short term/long term;
Gaining insight to inform strategies for designing out the anti-social/crime problem providing long-term sustainable relief.