Tackling Thames anti-social behaviour

Published: Friday, 22 October 2010

THE  Thames Valley Police and the Environment Agency have launched a new initiative to combat anti-social behaviour and  crime on the Thames between Taplow and Dorney.

By working with the Environment Agency the police neighbourhood team now has access to six patrol boats, to help them tackle crime along the river towpath.

Taplow and Dorney Police Community Support Officer  Angela O'Connell, relates:

"The partnership with the Environment Agency is going to be really helpful in aiding us access to our river community and enable us to provide patrols in hot spot locations to tackle any reports of anti-social behaviour or river crime."

A spokesman for the Environment Agency explained that by working together in this way they can share information, intelligence and resources to protect the river and local community from criminals.