Paul Cannon, 17645:
A new Safer Neighbourhood team covering the south of Derbyshire has been praised after making nearly 50 arrests in the last two months.
The newly formed team, made up of four police officers and two police community support officers, is supporting the locally based Safer Neighbourhood teams in Derby City, Erewash and South Derbyshire.
Since the beginning of August the team has arrested nearly 50 people for offences ranging from burglary, possession of drugs, criminal damage, public order and failing to appear at court.
Inspector Greg Hunt, said: ”The team has been formed from dedicated individuals who have experience of dealing with issues that communities are most concerned about.
“We can move them to work in any area in Derby City, Erewash and South Derbyshire to support the teams there.
“They have been involved in high visibility and plain-clothed patrols to deal with anti-social behaviour in Erewash and South Derbyshire as well as supporting the positive action that has been taken in the fight against drug use and dealing in the city centre and Arboretum park.
“Their work has been key to giving a police presence and helping to resolve problems that some of our communities have been experiencing.”
The team, are pictured here patrolling the ‘West End’ area of Derby to help protect and give re-assurance to residents and a new community of fresher students from the University of Derby.
You can follow the work of the team on Twitter @DerbyshireNST
If you have any concerns about issues in the area you live or work please get in touch using one of the following non-emergency contact methods.
Facebook – send us a private message to /DerbyshireConstabulary
Twitter – direct message our contact centre on @DerPolContact
Website – complete the online contact form www.derbyshire.police.uk/Contact-Us.
Phone – call us on 101.
Information on how to contact Derbyshire Constabulary, as well as useful contacts for non-police matters.