Chesterfield Town Centre

Chesterfield Town CentreSafer Neighbourhood Team

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Chesterfield Police Station, Beetwell Street, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S40 1QP
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This Safer Neighbourhood area covers Chesterfield Town Centre. It belongs to the Chesterfield policing section. Chesterfield is the largest town in the administrative county of Derbyshire. The town centre neighbourhood area consists of the retail centre of the town, boasting a wide variety of shops and retail outlets and a large open air market dating back to at least 1165. The town's skyline is dominated by the famous crooked spire of the church of St Mary and all saints. As this is the commercial centre of the town, there are very few residential properties in the area. Queens Park is located on the southern edge of the area, the park opened in 1893. It was recently refurbished, with help from a lottery fund grant.

Team Members

Richard Prescott

PC 14133 Richard Prescott

Stephen O'Callaghan

PC 2975 Stephen O'Callaghan

Ashley Taylor

PC 3472 Ashley Taylor

Beth Blunt

PC 3495 Beth Blunt

Andrew Pearson

PC 3115 Andrew Pearson

John Lockwood

PCSO 4408 John Lockwood

Karl Marsh

PCSO 4465 Karl Marsh

Paul Smith

PCSO 4484 Paul Smith

Adele Chapman-Jones

PCSO 6912 Adele Chapman-Jones

David Mitchell

PCSO 4466 David Mitchell

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


Retail crime and violent crime in the Chesterfield Town Centre.

Issue Date:
Issue was set on 01/07/2014
Actions to be taken are as follows:
  • Increase town centre patrols and continue to run pro-active operations to target both violence and thefts in the area.
  • Intervene early by targeting those people causing nuisance which could develop into violence and educate them on their behaviour.
  • Work with the Chamber of Commerce to build on the success of the Shopwatch scheme.

Anti-social behaviour around the bus stops on New Beetwell Street.

Issue Date:
Issue was set on 01/07/2014
Actions to be taken are as follows:
  • Deal positively with anyone causing anti-social behaviour (ASB) in this area using relevant ASB legislation.
  • High visibility patrols at the relevant times
  • Education around the use of so-called 'legal highs' (new psychoactive substances) which can be harmful to health, may contain unknown substances and influences anti-social behaviour.
  • This priority will be reviewed at the next Community Panel Meeting.

Anti-social behaviour in Chesterfield Town Centre

Issue Date:
Issue was set on 01/07/2014
Actions to be taken are as follows:
  • Police officers to enforce the Designated Public Place Order (DPPO) which covers the town centre area. Within this zone officers have the power to dispose of alcohol open on the streets.
  • Increase patrols of PCSOs in the town centre.
  • Town centre officers are linked with shop/pubwatch members and the borough council CCTV office by radio. This enables the borough council to monitor possible anti-social behaviour directing police patrols to the right places.

Anti-social behaviour related to the use of new psychoactive substances, or so-called 'legal highs', in the area of Knifesmithgate, Packers Row and the churchyard

Issue Date:
Issue was set on 01/07/2014
Actions to be taken are as follows:
  • Regular police patrols in the area.
  • Deal positively with anyone causing anti-social behaviour in this area using relevant legislation.
  • Work with the council to target anti-social behaviour issues.
  • Education around the risks and dangers of the use of these substances and how they can affect behaviour.

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 2814 Dave Nicholls
  • Sergeant 2814 Dave Nicholls

I am Sergeant 2814 Dave Nicholls and I have responsibility for this Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team.

I joined the police service in 2002 and was a constable in the Amber Valley as both a response officer and a Safer Neighbourhood officer before being promoted to Sergeant in Chesterfield, where I have worked as a response Sergeant for more than three years.

Our main aim is to make Chesterfield a safe and pleasant place for people to visit, shop and to work, which we do by working with partner agencies to reduce violent crime, thefts and anti-social behaviour. Some of our main partners include Chesterfield Borough Council, Shop Watch, Pub Watch and Derbyshire Trading Standards among many others.  Over the past few years we have seen a large reduction in crime and anti-social behaviour and my goal is to continue this trend and build on the good work that has been done in the town centre

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.

Caught On Camera

Fraud - 23/12/2015

Chesterfield, NE Derbyshire, Amber Valley & Bolsover
Wednesday 23rd December 2015
CR 56035-15
It is alleged a man and woman have been using copies of the same money voucher to claim cash from different bus drivers in a bus fare fraud.