Dis­per­sal Or­ders

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - News -

DIS­PER­SAL or­ders were in­tro­duced by the Anti-so­cial Be­hav­iour Act 003.

Of­fi­cers and PCSOS can use the pow­ers when there are rea­son­able grounds for be­liev­ing that the pres­ence or be­hav­iour of a group of two or more peo­ple in a pub­lic place has re­sulted, or is likely to re­sult, in mem­bers of the pub­lic be­ing in­tim­i­dated, ha­rassed, alarmed or dis­tressed.

A lo­cal se­nior po­lice of­fi­cer makes the de­ci­sion on where dis­per­sal or­ders are used based on avail­able ev­i­dence, but the area also has to be agreed by the city coun­cil.

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