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Killamarsh and Dronfield residents call for end to national police cuts


Dozens of residents showed they cared about community safety by turning up to two public policing events where they voiced their personal views.

The Over To You events were held in Killamarsh and Dronfield as part of the annual Over to You engagement campaign jointly undertaken by Derbyshire Constabulary and Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Charles.

Almost 80 people provided their opinions on local policing issues and community safety – and almost all those surveyed called for a freeze on any further cuts to police budgets to protect public safety further 

Those surveyed were asked what their key concerns for local policing were. Key priorities included safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and also tackling anti-social behaviour more effectively in their communities.  

The results, which will be collated along with other areas at the close of the eight-month engagement project, will provide the Force and the Commissioner with insight into the differing issues within Derbyshire’s diverse communities and will help to inform resource allocation in the future.

Commenting on the indicative results, Commissioner Charles said: “Once again local residents have expressed their indignation at the prospect of further cuts to our budget. As the voice of the public, I will continue to play my part by voicing my opposition to the sustained reductions that are crippling our capacity to tackle crime effectively.” 



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Posted on Monday 1st June 2015
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