Tower Hamlets Police
It is important that anti-social behaviour is reported live and as it is happening to the police on the non-emergency number, 101. Some examples of things which should be reported to the police are:
- nuisance, rowdy or inconsiderate behaviour
- groups of youths causing problems for residents
- misuse of vehicles, racing and general ASB by people in vehicles
- drug dealing and drug use
- street drinkers that may be causing a problem
- prostitution-related activity
- vehicle-related ASB such as car racing and dangerous driving
- street noise such as stationary vehicles with engines running or loud audio systems, refrigerator units, car repairs and street parties or informal gatherings.
Once an ASB report is received via 101, the information provided gets passed on to the police officers attending the call and also forwarded to the local Police Safer Neighbourhood Teams (SNTs), so that they are aware of what is happening in their area and can investigate further, or forward the report on to the agency with the statutory responsibility to deal with it.
Reporting via 101, is the preferred method of reporting as it allows for partners to monitor the number of ASB incidents reported as part of the CSP Priority Performance Indicator ‘Total ASB Demand’. This helps to reduce the prevalence of dual reporting which may lead to inflated levels of ASB in the borough.
Police Safer Neighbourhood Teams (SNTs)
As well as reporting through the 101 number the local Safer Neighbourhood Teams can also be contacted to report ASB. These are a team of Met Police Officers and Community Support Officers dedicated to serving the local community. If they are on shift and available, the team will respond to ASB incidents. If the teams are not on duty at the time, a voicemail can be left which the team will respond to when next on duty. You can also email your concerns to the SNT, however in an emergency always dial 999.
Tower Hamlets has 20 Safer Neighbourhood Teams. Details to make contact with the Safer Neighbourhood Teams can be found in the table below:
Further information including public meetings to discuss any issues about community safety, the Safer Neighbourhood Teams can be contacted by visiting the Met Police webpage.