Police patrols have been stepped up in Staveley after residents raised concerns about anti-social behaviour in the town centre.
Complaints have been received about groups of young people gathering in Market Square, near Morrisons and the Health Living Centre.
Signs have been put up urging people to report any issues or concerns to the police.
PCSO Anna Kelsey said: “Large groups can be intimidating to other residents and shoppers.
"Damage has been caused to trees in the town centre and local shop windows.
“Patrols are being carried out and I would encourage people to contact the police if they see any anti-social behaviour so that we can take action not only in the short-term, but also so we can build a picture of the issue and work with partners to find longer term solutions if it is necessary.”
Call Derbyshire Police on 101.