5.3 Enforceable Offences and Legislation

Section 5 builds on your legal knowledge learnt in section 4 and is more specific legal learning regarding the legislation you will use in your role as an Environmental Enforcement officer. This section will give you an overview of each offence that you will be enforcing whilst working on behalf of the local authority. The first section will discuss Litter enforcement, why do we enforce litter, the legislation and the points to prove for every case to be successful. Remember that if we believe we cannot win the case in a court room then we would not issue a fixed penalty. This section will ensure you have the knowledge to carry out the role successfully and professionally. The section will explore the legal defences for litter and consequences of littering. The other offences you have been authorised to enforce will follow on from Litter and follow the same process.