Posted on 12th February 2014
Officers from the Bakewell Safer Neighbourhood Team are encouraging residents to sign up to Derbyshire Alert to be kept in the loop with policing issues in their community.
Residents in Safer Neighbourhood areas of Bakewell, Sheldon Over Haddon and Ashford, Stanton and Youlgreave and White Peak Villages, and also in the areas of Tideswell, Litton, Baslow and Beeley are all being encouraged to join the scheme.
PCSO Hayley Grundy from the Bakewell Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “The public are our eyes and ears for reporting issues in their area so it would be great to see more and more people get on-board and sign up.
“The more people that we have signed up to the scheme the wider that we can spread the message and keep people in the loop about policing issues in their community.”
The free messaging service uses email, text messages and voicemail recordings to alert people across the county to any crimes, suspicious activity, events, public meetings and other issues relating to police.
It is designed so users who sign up to the system can choose what types of information they receive; concerning local crime, crime prevention, community events and good news to the public.
To find out more about Derbyshire Alert and to sign up to the free service, visit www.derbyshirealert.co.uk.
You can register online on the Alert website, or you can call 101 and speak to your local Safer Neighbourhood Team officers about signing up.
Alternatively, registration forms are stocked in all police enquiry offices.