Our Challenges

PolicemenDerbyshire Constabulary is committed to working in partnership with other agencies to tackle crime and disorder in the county and provide a high quality policing service to local communities.

As part of this commitment, the force hosts a strategic risk seminar every two years, bringing together key staff from the constabulary, the police authority, community safety partnerships and Safer Derbyshire. 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.

Public views, expressed through the police authority’s Have Your Say consultation event, are also taken into consideration.

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

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 eight key risk areas, the environment we police is constantly changing and the force acknowledges the need to adapt to these changes. Because of this, a Strategic Tactical Co-Ordination Group is held every six months to review the force's risks and threats in light of recent developments, such as emerging risks and threats or actions the force has taken to reduce the existing ones.

Risks and Threats 2014/2015

  • Safeguarding children
  • Drugs
  • Alcohol-related harm
  • Safeguarding adults
  • Domestic abuse
  • Acquisitive crime and offender management
  • Rape
  • Organised crime groups


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