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Police powers for Blackburn social landlord
1:18pm Tuesday 30th October 2012 in News
FOR the sixth year, Twin Valley Homes has been awarded the Community Safety Accreditation Scheme (CSAS), which gives accredited staff police powers.
Twin Valley Homes are the only registered social landlord in Lancashire to be accredited.
Powers allow registered staff to:
- Issue fixed penalty notices
- Issue penalty notices for disorder
- Confiscate alcohol, cigarettes and tobacco products from young people
- Require the removal of abandoned vehicles
- Control traffic, stop cyclists if riding on a footpath
- Stop a vehicle for emissions testing
Since being accredited, Twin Valley Homes has used these powers to reduce anti-social behaviour on its estates.
Ian Bell, Head of Twin Valley Homes, said: “It can’t be understated how important the CSAS award is to us, because it gives us backing of the local police to help create safer communities.”
Detective Chief Inspector for the Eastern Division, Dean Holden, added: “This continues to be an excellent partnership to improve the quality of life for people in Blackburn with Darwen.”