Our Challenges

risk-threat-2016Derbyshire Constabulary is committed to providing a high-quality policing service to local communities and working in partnership with other agencies to tackle crime and disorder in the county.

As part of this commitment, the force hosts a strategic risk seminar every three years, bringing together key staff from the constabulary, the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Office, community safety partnerships and other agencies, such as the fire service. The purpose of the event is to agree the crime and community safety priorities facing the county in order to better target resources.

The process looks at what is currently in place to deal with risks, what police and partners deliver, what gaps there are in certain areas and what are considered to be the key actions that need to be undertaken in the coming years. The priorities are regularly reviewed and assessed to ensure they are still relevant.

The seminar is critical in shaping how Derbyshire Constabulary provides policing for the city and county by determining the priorities for the coming years.

Once the key risks and threats have been identified, the force can make strategic decisions around investment, resource allocation and operational priorities. Those areas with a higher level of risk may require greater levels of support and investment.

Although initiatives have been developed across the nine key risk areas, the environment we police is constantly changing and the force acknowledges the need to adapt to these changes.

This document gives an overview of the current risks and threats and highlights other important areas the force is allocating resources to.

Risks and Threats 2015/2016

  • Acquisitive crime and offender management

  • Domestic abuse

  • OCGs (organised crime groups)

  • OICHTE (organised immigration crime, human trafficking & exploitation)

  • Rape & serious sexual assault

  • Safeguarding adults

  • Safeguarding children

  • Substance misuse

  • Terrorism & domestic extremism

Other priority areas

  • Economic crime

  • Cybercrime

  • Killed and seriously injured road collisions

  • Anti-social behaviour

See the attached 'Risk and Threat 2016' booklet for an in-depth look into each of these risk areas, and how we intend to approach tackling them.

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