Weymouth & Portland Police are launching a new “100 Days of Summer” campaign, where uniformed Police Constables and PCSOs will provide an increased presence in key areas throughout the town.
The campaign is being launched this year to tackle anti-social and criminal behaviour after the same campaign was a major success last year.
The increased foot patrols will start from the end of May, and will run for 100 days.
We are committed to ensuring that residents and visitors to Weymouth feel safe and are able to enjoy their time here.
Reports of anti-social behaviour and violence in the town were down last year compared to previous years due to the success of our 100 Days of Summer Initiative and we are keen to continue this positive trend.
Weymouth remains a safe place but there is always room to make things better for residents and visitors.Sergeant Sam Goom, Weymouth and Portland Neighbourhood Policing Team
Officers have been given the green light to disperse people from the town centre and seize alcohol. When police orders are ignored, officers may issue criminal behaviour orders and community protection notices.
We regularly receive feedback from the community that they want our officers to be out and about on foot patrol rather than on patrol in vehicles.
We’re confident our 100 Days of Summer initiative will again have a significant impact on the town centre and surrounding areas.Police Constable Chris Meade
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