South Wales Police are planning additional Halloween patrols


POLICE will conduct additional Halloween patrols to help crack down on anti-social behavior.

South Wales Police and warn people that Halloween and Bonfire Night are not excuses for anti-social behavior in Operation BANG (Be A Nice Guy).

This multi-agency operation aims to minimize the anti-social behavior that often increases during the Halloween and Bonfire Night period.

Agents work with local communities to raise awareness that some festivities are not fun for everyone and – for the most vulnerable in communities – they can cause heightened anxiety and fear.

There is typically an increase in calls to South Wales Police during this time of year reporting anti-social behavior, and there will be an increase in patrolling within communities to address this.

Superintendent Mark Brier said: “With many celebrations over the past year affected by the coronavirus, it’s understandable that people are looking forward to celebrating Halloween and bonfire night with their families and friends.

“While this time of year can be a lot of fun for many party participants, I would like to remind people that antisocial behavior can cause real anxiety for many people.

“Persistent beating at addresses, intentional damage, vandalism and derogatory language are not on the spirit of Halloween, and our officers will be poised to tackle that.”

“Please think about your own elderly parents and how they may feel about being subjected to antisocial behavior, before you decide to sow fear in others who cannot find this time of year. fun. ”

Those concerned about the Halloween festivities and who don’t want to be disturbed are encouraged to download and print a poster provided by the South Wales Police Force, to display in their windows.

The South Wales Police have also created an activity pack which can be downloaded by teachers and parents to help young children have fun and keep their spirits up during Halloween.

If you need to report a non-urgent incident, please do so online. This allows the Force to keep telephone lines free for those in need of emergency response.

If it’s not 999, report it online.

If someone wants to report anti-social behavior issues, they can do so in one of the following ways:

In an emergency, always dial 999.


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