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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 includes Chesterfield Town Centre. It is covered by the Chesterfield South Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team and belongs to the Chesterfield Local Policing Unit. 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

Stuart Hind

PC 2738 Stuart Hind

Matt Rodda

PC 3395 Matt Rodda

Laura East

PC 14294 Laura East

Paul Smith

PCSO 4484 Paul Smith

Adele Chapman-Jones

PCSO 6912 Adele Chapman-Jones

Phillip Cowey

PCSO 12789 Phillip Cowey

Charlie Richmond

PCSO 12817 Charlie Richmond

These priorities were set by your team following community feedback. Contact your team in person, by phone or online to let them know your priorities.

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.

Safer Neighbourhood Team Sergeants

Photo: Sergeant 2475 Darran Clarke
  • Sergeant 2475 Darran Clarke

I am Sergeant 2475 Darran Clarke and I am responsible for this Safer Neighbourhood policing team.

I first became a police officer in May 2001 and have worked in uniformed roles in the Bolsover, Chesterfield, Clay Cross, Dronfield, Killamarsh and Amber Valley area.

I took up my current position in August 2017 and I am responsible for the Safer Neighbourhood policing teams which cover the south Chesterfield area, including Chesterfield Town Centre, Hasland and St. Leonards, Holmebrook and Rother and Walton and West.

My aim is to ensure myself and my officers are a visible and reassuring presence in the area and to continue to make Chesterfield a safe and pleasant place to visit, work and live by engaging with partner agencies to tackle violent crime, theft, drug abuse and anti-social behaviour.

Safer Neighbourhood Events

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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

Theft - 21/11/2017 11:30:00

North Division
Tuesday 21st November 2017
An handbag was taken from a 86 year old woman's walking aid whilst shopping in Boots, Low Pavement, Chesterfield.