Anti-social behaviour is serious or persistent behaviour that causes harassment, alarm and distress within a community or society.
It can cover a range of issues, from annoying disturbance, such as loud music to serious acts of violence and harassment. This behaviour may be caused by individuals or involve groups of people.
The Anti-Social Behaviour Team is a multi-agency team that deals with serious and persistent anti-social behaviour issues across all housing tenures. Based in Stockton Police Station, the team includes two seconded Police Officers and a Fire Officer. The team uses a three-pronged approach to tackle anti-social behaviour: