Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa visited villagers in Fairfield for an insight into the proactive work underway to tackle crime.
The Commissioner, who was joined by new officers and PCSOs from Fairfield’s Safer Neighbourhood Team, met members of The Residents of Fairfield Association to find out how the community is working together alongside Police to address the problems which matter to local people.
Derbyshire Police has been working hard to tackle drug dealing and county lines activity across Buxton and countywide which has resulted in a number of arrests and the seizure of drugs.
A recent week of action in September saw teams from the north and the south of the county targeting gangs involving in the selling of class A and B drugs, with officers working with their counterparts at Greater Manchester Police and British Transport Police to target key routes into Derbyshire.
My Dhindsa said: “I am very grateful for support of local people in Fairfield and beyond to help us improve safety and protect local people. Partnership work not only improves the detection of crime, but it also ensures we provide help and support to those who are at risk of engaging in criminal activity.
“It became clear during my visit that the lack of youth provision in this area following cuts to the county council’s youth services budget is having an impact on local life and there is a need for new, diversionary projects to reduce the risk and this is something I will discuss further.
“The recent successes in county lines operations have highlighted how important it is the public play their part in reporting suspicious activity and crime. If you have any information which can assist our investigations, please do come forward. Your support is invaluable.”
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Posted on Monday 5th October 2020