Anti-social behaviour

Community Trigger

Responding to, and tackling, anti-social behaviour continues to be a key priority for all community safety partners in Derbyshire. We work together to bring to justice those causing anti-social behaviour and provide support for people affected by it.

We continually strive to provide a high level of service but recognise that there are occasions when we don’t get it right first time.

This is where the Community Trigger comes in.

What is the Community Trigger?

The Community Trigger gives those affected by anti-social behaviour the right to request a case review of the response to their reports of anti-social behaviour. The Community Trigger should only be used if you think your concerns have not been dealt with or acted upon by agencies.

Concerns about individual officers or services should still go to the relevant organisation’s complaints procedure and/or the ombudsman or the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

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When can I use the Community Trigger?

You can use the Community Trigger if:

  • you have reported three or more related incidents of anti-social behaviour within the last six months, or
  • five separate individuals have reported related incidents of anti-social behaviour within the last six months.

You can apply for the Community Trigger on behalf of someone else, but you must provide their written consent with the application form.

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How do I use the Community Trigger?

To use the Community Trigger complete the form by clicking on the green button below.

If you require a printed copy of the application form or if you require further assistance with completing the Community Trigger application, email the safer communities team at or contact 01283 595 798.

Apply for the Community Trigger

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What happens next?

When a completed Community Trigger application form is received, we will review the information you have provided to determine whether your case meets the Community Trigger threshold. If it does, an anti-social behaviour case review will take place.

We will inform you of the outcome and recommendations of the review.

If you are not satisfied with the outcome of the Community Trigger, you can lodge an appeal with the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire.

We welcome the opportunity to review cases of anti-social behaviour, but Community Trigger applications may be rejected if they are thought to be prejudicial, discriminatory, malicious, unreasonable or vexatious.

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