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Community trigger

Responding to and tackling anti-social behaviour (ASB) continues to be a key priority for all community safety partners in Derbyshire.

We are working together to bring to justice those causing ASB 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.

The Community Trigger

The Community Trigger gives people affected by ASB the right to request an anti-social behaviour case review of the response to their reports of ASB. 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 continue to be directed to the relevant organisation's complaints procedure and/or the ombudsman or the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

When to 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, alongside the application form.

How to use the Community Trigger

Using the Community Trigger to request an anti-social behaviour case review requires submission of a completed application form. The Community Trigger application form is available from your local community safety partnership:

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

For more information, contact your local community safety partnership:

Amber Valley

Tel: 01773 841652




Dianne Illsley tel: 01246 345225 or Donna Reddish tel: 01246 345307

Derby City

Tel: 01332 256840

Derbyshire Dales

Tel: Ashley Watts 01629 761367



High Peak

Tel: David Smith on 01538 395692

North East Derbyshire


South Derbyshire


Guidance for anti-social behaviour practitioners

The Derbyshire Anti-Social Behaviour Forum has produced guidance for partners working together to tackle anti-social behaviour, setting out the processes and procedures partners will follow when receiving Community Trigger applications. The guidance is attached to this page.

Useful documents

Documents are published in either Portable Document Format (PDF) or standard Microsoft Office formats. You can download software to view these documents for free if you are unable to view them.