Ripley Town Centre

Ripley Town CentreSafer Neighbourhood Team

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Ripley Safer Neighbourhood Teams, Ripley Police Station, Wyatt's Way, Ripley, Derbyshire, DE5 3SU
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This Safer Neighbourhood area covers Ripley Town. It belongs to the Amber Valley policing section. Ripley is the largest town within the Amber Valley Borough Council area and has an undulating landscape with a highest point of 158m.

Team Members

Simon Gilding

PC 2805 Simon Gilding

Richard Marshall

PC 3207 Richard Marshall

Sarah Dufton

PCSO 4425 Sarah Dufton

Alison Dare

PCSO 4422 Alison Dare

Neil Wilson

PCSO 3842 Neil Wilson

These priorities were agreed with your team at your last Safer Neighbourhoods meeting. These meetings are open to everybody and allow you to affect what you feel needs addressing in your area.

Your current priorities for this neighbourhood


Anti-social behaviour around Ripley Town Centre and the Greenway

Issue Date:
Issue was set on 26/11/2014
Actions to be taken are as follows:
  • The Ripley Town Centre Safer Neighbourhood Team will be carrying out increased patrols in the area to help to deter anti-social behaviour (ASB).
  • Officers will be attending local schools to educate the pupils about anti-social behaviour and the affect that it may have on others to deter future incidents.
  • Individuals who are found to be acting in an anti-social manner will be given words of advice, warning letters will be issued where appropriate and Acceptable Behaviour Contracts in necessary.
  • The team will be working with partner agencies to consider setting up alternative activities for youngsters in the area.
  • This priority was extended following a Community Panel Meeting on Wednesday, March 25 2015.

Actions and outcomes from previous priorities


No vehicles except for access on Crossley Street

Issue Date:
Issue was set on 02/07/2012
Actions to be taken are as follows:
  • Increased patrols in the area
  • Appropriate action taken against anyone ignoring the signs in place and driving down the street
  • Worked with residents to target offenders.

Speeding and nuisance vehicles in the Elms Estate area, in particular Highfield Way, Peartree Avenue and Hawthorne Avenue

Issue Date:
Issue was set on 09/09/2013
Actions to be taken are as follows:
  • Increased police patrols and spot speed checks.
  • Advised drivers about the issue.
  • Enforcement action taken as necessary including issuing Section 59 warnings and fixed penalty notices.
  • Encouraged residents to report any issues.

Breach of access and traffic related issues on and around Park Street, Ripley

Issue Date:
Issue was set on 09/09/2013
Actions to be taken are as follows:
  • Increased patrols to the area.
  • Advised motorists about the issue.
  • Raised awareness of the issue in the local community and encouraged responsible and considerate driving and parking.
  • Worked with partnership agencies to ensure the correct signage is in place.
  • Enforcement action taken as appropriate.

Inconsiderate parking on Wall Street

Issue Date:
Issue was set on 09/09/2013
Actions to be taken are as follows:
  • Increased police patrols
  • Advised motorists about the issue, and encouraged them to park responsibly and with consideration for others.
  • Enforcement action taken where appropriate

Anti-social behaviour on the Cromford View estate and the Greenway leading to the town centre

Issue Date:
Issue was set on 17/07/2014
Actions to be taken are as follows:
  • Increased police patrols were carried out in the area.
  • Officers spoke to youngsters and advised them of their behaviour.
  • Warning letters were issued by the team where appropriate.
  • The team worked with local schools to identify any troublemakers.

Neighbourhood Newsletter

After every Safer Neighbourhoods Panel Meeting, we produce a newsletter highlighting the work our Safer Neighbourhoods team has done in your area.

This work is as a result of what you said you would like your team to look at during the meeting.

How you can take action

  • Go to a Safer Neighbourhoods meeting
  • Report a crime
  • Join our Key Individual Network (KIN)
  • Join your local Neighbourhood Watch scheme or start your own.
  • Get more information about your area with our Community Messaging Service.
  • Contact your local council to find out more about community safety schemes in your area.
  • Read Derbyshire County Council's Community Profile for your area.
  • Spend a day on the beat with an officer with our Community Involvement Scheme
  • Become a Special Constable
  • Give us feedback on how we're performing in your area.

Safer Neighbourhood Team Sergeants

Photo: Sergeant 2854 Paul Stevenson
  • Sergeant 2854 Paul Stevenson

I am Sergeant 2854 Paul Stevenson and I am responsible for this Safer Neighbourhood policing team.

I have worked for Derbyshire Constabulary since 2003 in frontline roles as a response officer, before being promoted to the role of Sergeant in 2010. I have worked throughout the Amber Valley area during my service so far, becoming a Safer Neighbourhoods Sergeant in May 2014.

The Amber Valley is a great place to work, with many different communities across a vast area, and I’m lucky to have some hard-working officers on my teams who are committed to helping their neighbourhoods stay safe and maintain low levels of anti-social behaviour.

Our main focus will continue to be to target crime and anti-social behaviour, which can often be connected through the misuse of alcohol or drugs. I also want people to feel confident that they can contact us with any concerns or information. It’s important we know about local issues, because once we are aware then we can work to make a difference. We will treat any information from the community with the strictest of confidence, carry out enquiries and act on it whenever possible.

Safer Neighbourhood Meetings

Safer Neighbourhood meetings give you the opportunity to set the agenda in your area and help implement lasting solutions.

Crime Information


Crime Mapping allows us to show you where crime is happening at a local level, so we can better engage with our communities and help them determine how best to police the area they live in.