Dispersal order for Dudley town centre
We’ve been listening to your concerns about crime and antisocial behaviour in Dudley.
Residents have told us young people aged 10 to 18 years old have been gathering in large numbers and congregating in the town centre and nearby streets.
This has been causing some locals to feel intimidated and there has been a rise in public order offences and criminal damage in the town.
The neighbourhood team will be using dispersal powers from 2.30pm today (15 September) to 2.30pm on Friday (17 September).
Dispersal orders give us temporary, additional powers and mean officers can direct anyone to leave the area whose behaviour is likely to cause alarm, harassment or distress.
We’ve also been conducting stop and searches, seizing weapons on some occasions, and will continue to work with local businesses and agencies for longer-term solutions.
If you know who’s casing the problems in the area and if you want to see the problems end, use the Live Chat service on our website west-midlands.police.uk or call 101.
You can also sign up to WMNow, a free community messaging system that delivers up to date information from police and partners on your area - https://www.wmnow.co.uk