A police team dedicated to tackling anti-social behaviour in Dundee has been launched.
The police officers will boost work already being done by the council
The team, which includes three constables, will focus on trouble hotspots throughout the city.
Funding for the project has been secured until 2008 through the Dundee Anti-social Behaviour Strategy.
The officers will aim to boost work already being done by police liaison and neighbourhood officers and community safety wardens.
Tayside Police Chief Superintendent Ian Alexander said: "I hope that the public can support us in this effort and continue to provide us with good quality information in order that we can deploy our officers to best effect and put offenders before the courts making their community a better place to live in.
"The public should see an increased visible police profile in areas where the team is deployed and this will help to reduce the fear of crime in line with the overarching objectives of Tayside Police."
Dundee city council leader Jill Shimi said the local authority had already shown its commitment to tackling anti-social behaviour
"It is a priority for this administration to help rid the city of the scourge of anti-social behaviour which can bring misery to those who suffer from it," she added.