Police teams set out their priorities within communities

Posted by: Lacey Jones

Tue 16th April 2024

Neighbourhood policing teams have been updating residents on their priorities and upcoming events through newsletters shared on their social media pages.
Largely, all of the police teams across the Alfreton area, through their newsletters, are encouraging residents to download the safety app as part of a county-wide initiative to promote the police information site Derbyshire Alert.
The app notifies residents of crime alerts from police in their local area, news from local councils, neighbourhood watch updates, and also warnings about scams and fraud.
Registration for the app is free and not only allows you to receive messages about your local area but also allows you to feed back information to your local policing teams.
To sign up for the app, go to: https://www.derbyshirealert.co.uk/
All three neighbourhood teams in our patch have also shared their current individual priorities.

Alfreton Police SNT are specifically focusing on the increase in antisocial behaviour around the town centre.
A spokesman said: “We have increased high visibility patrols within the area and identified several young people who are involved.
“We have also sent out nuisance letters and referred them to other agencies to complete preventative work with them.”
The Alfreton Police team has also outlined its current priorities as: “Dealing with off-road motorbikes; Tackling drug-dealing in the town centre; and Handling anti-social behaviour.”

Meanwhile, the neighbourhood policing teams in South Normanton and Pinxton are focusing on dog-related incidents at the Boundary Rec in South Normanton.
A spokesman said: “The Safer Neighbourhood Teams are conducting high visibility patrols and are speaking to dog owners offering advice and guidance to help keep themselves and their dogs safe.”
The priorities of the South Normanton and Pinxton team have been set out as: “Dealing with anti-social behaviour at Broadmeadows Rec and South Street Rec; and Tackling drug dealing in both areas.”

On to the Somercotes and Riddings neighbourhood policing team, they have stated that they are currently focusing on issues surrounding drug use and dealing at a specific address in Somercotes.
A force spokesman said: “We have gathered intelligence and executed a warrant, where individuals were arrested and dealt with appropriately.”
The Somercotes and Riddings team’s current priorities are: “Dealing with car meets in the Somercotes area; Tackling drug use and dealing in the Somercotes area; and Handling nuisance bikes in both areas.”
The neighbourhood policing teams across the Alfreton area are hosting their ‘Cuppa with a Copper’ events throughout the Spring, with specific dates to be confirmed.

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