Police officers in Clowne have issued warning letters to people in a bid to reduce complaints about loud music, shouting, swearing and intimidating behaviour.
They have been issued to four culprits and warns that if their behaviour does not improve they could become the subject of a formal Community Protection Notice, issued by a magistrate.
Breaching a CPN is an offence and may result in a fine or fixed penalty notice.
They can be issued to anyone aged 16 or over, but a written warning must be given beforehand.
PC Dan Appleby said: “Anti-social and unreasonable behaviour can have a negative impact on the quality of life for local residents and the community.
“By issuing the community protection warnings we are giving these individuals a chance to change their behaviour. If they don’t then they risk having further action taken against them, and will have to suffer the consequences of their behaviour."