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Residents call for freeze in national police cuts during consultation event

Ilkeston OTY

More than 120 residents had their say on the future of local policing at a special police engagement event.

The Over to You event was held in Ilkeston on Thursday (May 21) and attracted dozens of local residents who were keen for a one-to-one chat with members of their Safer Neighbourhood team. 

During the event visitors were asked to complete a short survey collecting their views on a variety of local policing issues.

Early feedback suggests almost 100% of residents agree that the Government should freeze national cuts on policing while Child Sexual Exploitation, Domestic Abuse and Antisocial Behaviour were regarded as the highest priority issues for the Force. 

Commenting on the event, Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Charles said: “It was a great turn out in Ilkeston, helped considerably by the warm weather. The initial results of the survey suggest the public share our frustration at the relentless cuts to our budget which are heavily impacting on our resources and the level of response we can provide to the public.

“The three crime types identified as being of most concern to local people are already priorities within my Police and Crime Plan and a great deal of work will be invested into prevention in these areas over the next 12 months.”

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Posted on Tuesday 26th May 2015
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