Zero Tolerance for Crime and Anti Social Behaviour

Zero Tolerance is easy to use as a 'sound bite' - it needs to be much more than this, for me Zero Tolerance means that if you commit Crime or Anti Social Behaviour of any sort, there will be consequences, something must happen.  Whether it is drunken hooligans in the town centre, rural theft, burglary or anything else criminals must know that we will do something about it.  The range of sanctions can run from warning to restorative justice through to prosecution through the courts, whatever is appropriate but doing nothing, is not an option.  I want to make Zero Tolerance our culture and for every potential criminal to know that in Cumbria we will be working together Public and the Police and that we do not tolerate Crime!