MORE staff and more money are to be used in the fight against Huddersfield yobs.
A decision is likely to be taken next month to quadruple the size of the Kirklees Anti-Social Behaviour Unit.
It was set up last July to co-ordinate action against troublemakers.
The expansion will give further reassurance to communities plagued by young and adult tearaways.
Chief Insp Nadeem Butt, of the Community Safety Unit, said: "We are going to really expand the unit quite drastically."
The Anti-Social Behaviour Unit now employs five people.
An update on its work will be presented in a report to Kirklees Council's Community Safety sub-group next Tuesday.
The paper includes a breakdown of figures for the whole of Kirklees drawn up by unit co-ordinator Bill Swap.
So far, 27 Anti-Social Behaviour Orders (Asbos) have been imposed on nuisance citizens.
Five Asbos have been placed on Newsome troublemakers and two each on residents in Birkby, Crosland Moor, Dalton and Deighton.
Overall, Dalton has been the busiest area for Asbo activity.
Deighton has been second- busiest, with Newsome coming third in the Asbo `hot spot' league.
Chief Insp Butt said Mr Swap's figures would help with the approach to trouble-makers, most of whom are youths.
"The statistics will be used to direct police resources," added Chief Insp Butt. He said Asbos were the final resort after a number of measures had been tried.
To encourage communities to report trouble-makers, a professional witness programme will be developed over the next year.
"People who are giving information about a young offender who is habitually causing a nuisance won't have to go to court," said Chief Insp Butt.
"People can give evidence on their behalf."