Have your say: Police Commissioner launches survey on anti-social behaviour

Merseyside’s Police Commissioner wants to hear your views on how people who commit low-level anti-social behaviour crimes should be dealt with outside of court.

Emily Spurrell, Merseyside’s Police Commissioner has launched a consultation on the Community Remedy, which provides a list of appropriate actions for dealing with perpetrators of crime without court proceedings.

The consultation aims to give members of the public and victims of crime a greater say the most effective punishments for anti-social behaviour. The results will inform a final list of actions available as Community Remedies.

Emily Spurrell said: “Tackling anti-social behaviour is a priority for me, and this consultation is about empowering people to have a greater voice in the punishment of those who commit crimes against them.”

Using the Community Remedies approach, the Police make sure that the victim and perpetrator agree, before using the list to determine the best action to take. All the actions in the Community Remedy list are designed to be appropriate and proportionate to the types of offences that are committed.  If the offender fails to comply with the action determined, they can face court action for their behaviour.

Share your views on the Community Remedy punishments through a quick online survey at www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/CommunityRemedy/

The survey is open until Tuesday 11 April 2023.