The area we cover includes Derby, Erewash and South Derbyshire, and has a population of about 450,000.
The areas are diverse and the communities have different needs.
The public must be at the forefront of our policing style and their safety whether they are living, working or visiting the towns or city is paramount.
I want us to continue to provide the best service that we can and be visible in communities and work with partners.
To do that, we need to support and develop our staff to enable them to give a great service to the public.
The division along with the partners, have made tremendous progress in reducing crime over the years.
To sustain this reduction, I want my staff to continue to work with the community and partners to concentrate on opportunities to prevent crime.
Preventing crime has always been and remains the priority for the role of the police.