POLICE are taking to the streets of Kirkheaton to stop yobbish behaviour.
Teams of officers were out in the village last night to deal with groups of youths blamed for anti-social behaviour.
And police promised to get tough with youngsters responsible for vandalism and assaults on bus drivers.
The operation will be repeated tonight and tomorrow, with teams of officers on patrol.
They are being supported by the West Yorkshire Police video van, which films youngsters in the streets.
The move follows a similar operation in Marsh, when police mounted extensive patrols after complaints by residents and traders over problems.
And the action comes after the much-publicised blitz in Lowerhouses last year, when police got tough with troublemakers and imposed a 9pm curfew.
Insp Nick Harvey, of Huddersfield police, said: "We are determined to deal with anti-social behaviour wherever it arises.
"We started work in Kirkheaton last night and that follows similar moves in Marsh and Lepton, where we did have problems.
"A number of people have contacted police with complaints and concerns about groups of up to 30 youths who gather in the area at night.
"Our patrols are part of a wider scheme, working with Kirklees Council and other groups, to try and deter young people from gathering like this."
Sgt Nicola Brown, who led last night's patrols, said two bus drivers had been assaulted and there had been complaints of vandalism.
"If people are found committing offences they will be dealt with firmly and fairly.
"But our main am is to talk to the young people and find out why they are in the streets.
"If necessary we will be writing to the parents."