Police and Crime Commissioner proud to deliver police officer increase in High Peak

Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner Angelique Foster has welcomed an increase in frontline policing resources in High Peak thanks to her drive to see a step up in the response to Neighbourhood Crime.

Five student police officers have now moved to independent patrol in the district with a further four officers currently undergoing training – helping to bring frontline policing numbers in the area to their highest level in a number of years.

Derbyshire Constabulary will have an additional 283 officers by the end of March 2023, strengthening the frontline and delivering on one of the Commissioner’s key priorities.

Commissioner Angelique Foster set Strong Local Policing as a key priority in her Police and Crime Plan and pledged to boost the number of police officers and increase focus on neighbourhood policing.

In addition, police officers based in the High Peak will soon be taking part in a trial of initial stage pursuit training to be able to pursue drivers who fail to stop and two new vehicles will be arriving to help. 

Meanwhile, an operation involving high-visibility and plain-clothes patrols to tackle crimes such as burglary, theft and robbery is still ongoing and the district’s officers are working on plans to increase patrols across the night-time economy over Christmas.

Commissioner Angelique Foster said: “Our communities want stronger and more effective local policing, and they want to see more officers on their streets. I am pleased to see that we are increasing numbers of recruits, but also that training is being improved.

“The extra resources in the High Peak will make a difference to how safe people feel and increase the force’s capacity to deal with more of their issues and problems.

“I will be monitoring the impact of our new resources across the county and will work with the Chief Constable to ensure the force continues working in the most efficient and effective way to protect the public.”

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