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Commissioner welcomes views that will help make Derbyshire safer

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Safeguarding issues, burglary and theft were among the main concerns voiced to Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Charles, his Deputy Hardyal Dhindsa and their representatives by residents taking part in three recent Over to You public consultation events in Derbyshire.

Over 130 residents in Shirebrook and Bolsover took part in the survey on Friday (10 July), with 76 visitors at Staveley Armed Forces Day giving their views on Saturday (11 July).

In Bolsover the main issues were safeguarding, crimes with serious impact, and burglary and theft.

In Shirebrook and at the Armed Forces Day event most people highlighted safeguarding and domestic abuse-related issues as their biggest concerns. Terrorism and burglary and theft were also put towards the top of the list.  Nearly all those interviewed thought Government cuts to Derbyshire Constabulary’s policing budget should be frozen.

Commissioner Charles, who talked with residents at all three events, commented: “By voicing their thoughts and experiences and taking part in our survey, they are helping to make our county a safer place.  Their participation is so very worthwhile as their opinions will be reflected in how Derbyshire is policed, and officers made aware of what matters most within each community.”

Over to You is an annual survey and public consultation exercise launched by the Commissioner and Derbyshire Constabulary. Consultation events will go on until September, but the survey is also available for people to take part online at http://www.derbyshire-pcc.gov.uk/oty

The face to face events organised throughout the county are attended by police officers and members of the Commissioner’s Office.

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Media Enquiries:  Sallie Blair 01283 821012 / 07702 541401

Posted on Wednesday 15th July 2015
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