If you live in Alvaston, Mackworth, Sinfin or Ashbourne Road area of Derby why not come along and meet your local policing teams?
The Safer Neighbourhood teams in these areas are all holding events over the next few days and are inviting residents to come along and have a chat about any policing concerns in their area, receive crime prevention advice and have the opportunity to sign up for Derbyshire Alert to be kept updated of crime in their neighbourhood.
They will also be able to discuss the ‘Safer Together’ campaign which marks 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.
Investment will also be put towards improving road safety and providing greater support to vulnerable people, including those in mental health crisis.
The current list of events are as follows:
Alvaston, Aldi Supermarket, Coleman Street, Thursday, May 30, 2pm – 5pm
Mackworth, o/s Co-op Store, Prince Charles Ave Friday, May 31, 10am – 12midday
Colville St Community Centre, Derby, Monday, June 3, 10am - 12 midday
Sinfin, Wordsworth Coffee Shop, Wordsworth Ave, Monday June 3, 10am – 12midday
If you are not able to make any of the events but would still like to speak to your local policing team, you can make contact using any of the following non-emergency contact methods: