Derbyshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has presented her plans to provide strong local policing in all areas of Derby and Derbyshire to members of Darley Neighbourhood Board.
At a meeting held this week (23 Feb) the Commissioner addressed local councillors, police and local residents, telling them that she has made it clear that she expects residents in all areas of Derby and Derbyshire to receive a robust policing service.
The Commissioner made it clear that her Police and Crime plan includes a focus on tackling ASB, theft, burglaries, drugs and strong partnership working, confirming that local officers and PCSOs are committed to delivering on these key issues.
Sgt Gez Collins of Derbyshire Constabulary was representing the local Safer Neighbourhood Team. He highlighted the low level of crime reporting in the area and provided an update on some of the policing activities already taking place in Darley to keep people safe.
He told the attendees that while he has been made aware of concerns regarding drugs offences, there have been just 15 reports to the police in the last six months, explaining that action was being taken to encourage more people to report crime, so that the police have a more accurate picture of trouble-spots.
Commissioner Angelique Foster said: “I was pleased to join Cllr Alan Grimadell and Cllr Alison Martin, alongside residents and other partners at this Neighbourhood Board.
“Since being elected, I have met and listened to many residents concerns and I have now published a Police and Crime Plan that aims to address the issues that matter to them most. I will be attending more Neighbourhood Boards across the Derby area.
“My Police and Crime Plan sets out the strategic policing priorities for Derbyshire Constabulary and makes it clear that the force must delivers on key local issues and support residents.
“I assured Board members that my Plan will drive strong local policing, a focus on tackling ASB, theft, burglaries and drugs and increased engagement and partnership working. It is so important that we expand partnership work to include local champions, because residents’ concerns need to be addressed by all partners.”
The Commissioner will be attending similar meetings across the force area, as part of a pro-active engagement plan to drive strong local policing that responds to local issues, in every area.
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