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Police Shopping for Answers

Derbyshire shoppers, workers and residents will be able to share their views about local policing with representatives of the county’s Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Charles at Ilkeston Market Place on Thursday (19 June).

They are being asked to make a note on their ‘to do’ lists to go along and talk about how crime affects their communities and what they need to feel safe.

One of a series of ‘Over to You’ public consultation events across Derbyshire, it will include a survey about policing and will run from 10am until 2pm. Members of the Commissioner’s team will be on hand to talk to, along with police officers.

“This is a great opportunity for me to hear from people about the issues that impact on their quality of life,” Mr Charles said. “Hearing their views and experiences – whether they are about anti-social behaviour, parking and speeding problems, alcohol and drug related issues or burglary and violence – tells me what I need to know in order to make the county safer.”

Mr Charles finds consultation with members of the public invaluable in guiding his plans and working with crime and safety partners to address the problems that cause most concern. The information provided also plays a key part in helping Chief Constable Mick Creedon to allocate police resources effectively.

The event will also provide crime prevention advice to residents to help them protect themselves and their property from crime.


Media Enquiries:   Sallie Blair - 01283 821012 / 07702 541401


Posted on Monday 16th June 2014
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