PCC Hardyal Dhindsa with Councillor Damien Greenhalgh, Deputy Leader of High Peak Borough Council
Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa has given his full support to plans to create a new police response hub in the North West of the county.
The new base will be located in the High Peak area and a multi-million pound figure has been set aside from the Force’s four-year capital programme to deliver the project.
At the latest meeting of his Strategic Priorities Assurance Board, the Commissioner gave the go-ahead to the project, which will deliver increased policing visibility in the north west of the county and provide a more effective base to address future risks and threats.
The PCC welcomed news that exploratory talks have been agreed with the landowners and said the new hub would provide a significant boost to safety in the area.
“The launch of this new response hub will give some reassurance to our communities in North West Derbyshire we take their safety and wellbeing extremely seriously,” said Mr Dhindsa.
“These exciting plans will put police officers where they belong – right in the heart of the community. It will also strengthen our response to the issues that matter most to local people and maximise the way police resources are utilised.
“The new hub is the latest in a package of measures to boost the policing presence in the North West of the county and is part of my ongoing commitment to increase visibility and reduce the fear of crime across our communities.”
It is part of a new model of policing for the county which will ensure local policing is aligned and integrated with other local public services to improve outcomes for local people.
Councillor Anthony Mckeown, Leader of High Peak Borough Council, welcomed the announcement.
He said: “Having a responsive local police service is very important to our communities. This investment in a new hub for the High Peak is excellent news.
“This new hub will help to ensure the visibility of our local police service. It will help our local police to build confidence in responding to local issues. I’m sure that our residents will feel and be safer as a result.”
Chief Superintendent Hayley Barnett, said: “The new response hub for the north west of the county is a welcome addition to help keep our communities in the High Peak safe.
“We know that our communities want to see officers in the areas they live and work and this new hub will strengthen the relationship and provide the visible presence that people want to see.
“Alongside the response hub our Safer Neighbourhood Policing Teams will continue to be located in the communities they serve.”
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Posted on Tuesday 23rd March 2021