Our officers and the Police and Crime Commissioner are launching our new Safer Together campaign at an event in Derby next week.
We will be showcasing the work of some of our specialist teams while giving people a chance to meet their local officers as we mark the start of new investment in the force that will see 120 new posts created working to improve police presence in neighbourhoods and bolster investigations.
The investment came after consultation with the public revealed they were willing to pay extra in council tax to fund an increase in police resources in neighbourhoods.
Recruitment to the new roles is under way with posts all due to be in place by the end of July and will also be put towards improving road safety and providing greater support to vulnerable people, including those in mental health crisis.
At the event, people have the chance to look around our emergency vehicles, meet our police dogs, and check out some of the specialist equipment drone and forensics teams use.
There will be an opportunity to find out more about our work around Project Zao and preventing knife crime, pick up advice on cybercrime and frauds, or have your bicycle security marked for free.
Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa, Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service, CREST (Casualty Enforcement and Support Team) and victim services will be taking part in the event and residents are also being encouraged to sign up to Derbyshire Alert to receive targeted information about crime, scams and crime prevention initiatives in their area.
The event will take place at Derby Market Place between 10am and 3pm on Wednesday, April 24 and is part of a series of other events taking place across the summer as part of the initiative which aims to reach out and engage with residents and show how we are working as a partnership with other agencies, and investing into making Derbyshire safer.
We look forward to seeing you there.