It’s been a couple of years now since I started at Bolsover Section. The officers and staff who work here have been excellent, embracing new ideas and at the same time sticking to good old fashioned policing. I get a real sense of pride from the people who live in the area and there is a real community spirit.
Crime reduced last year by 8% (up to March 2015) and this was on the back 6% the previous year. The most important factor in this success has been the support we have in the community. With your eyes and ears we are able to hold to account those responsible for crime and anti-social behaviour.
This year there will be more focus on Safer Neighbourhood teamwork so that if one particular area needs extra policing this can be achieved by short term assistance from neighbouring officers. This way of working will allow us a better opportunity of resolving issues quickly and effectively. For example in June, Shirebrook was assisted by Safer Neighbourhood officers from Creswell, Tibshelf, Clowne, Barlborough and Langwith to support action against anti-social behaviour in the village.
Please continue to link in with us and report issues that affect you. All the Safer Neighbourhood policing teams (SNTs) are on Twitter, as well as contacting us on 101.
Thank-you for your continued help and support,
Inspector Frank Burns