A PURGE against anti-social behaviour and motoring offences hits Mirfield this weekend.
Neighbourhood Policing Team officers will be in certain areas after complaints from people.
High-visibility patrols will be working in hotspot locations in a bid to stamp out problem behaviour.
Officers will also carry out spot checks and searches over drug, alcohol or tobacco misuse.
The police teams will also be looking at speeding and the anti-social use of vehicles, with a particular interest in stopping the use of mobile phones while driving.
Sgt Steve Forrest, from Dewsbury and Mirfield Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “The problem of nuisance youths is an on going issue which mainly occurs between 5pm and 2am on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings.
“The youths tend to congregate around local shops.’’
Sgt Forrest added: “Anyone found to be causing problems will be dealt with.
“Where appropriate, letters will be sent to parents telling them of their child’s actions or behaviour.
“In recent weeks local people have told police about a significant increase in motoring offences in the Mirfield area.
“We will therefore be specifically looking at this issue and stopping vehicles for document checks and seat belt checks.
“In particular, we will be monitoring motorists over the use of mobile phones.
“These issues will be tackled as part of our daily local policing plan priorities for the area for at least the next 12 months.
“We will also have specific days of action.
“A small minority of people can often create a disproportionate negative effect on the quality of life of local residents and it is those people we will be targeting.
“We are determined to improve matters and I am looking to the local residents to continue coming forward with any information that will assist us.”
The Dewsbury and Neighbourhood Policing Team can be contacted on (01924) 431033.