Posted on 9th July 2018
Our Safer Neighbourhood policing teams in the Derbyshire Dales have launched three new Facebook pages to help them keep in touch with their local communities.
The pages- Matlock, Bakewell and Ashbourne- have been based around the three main towns, but will also include the surrounding rural areas to reach the whole of the Derbyshire Dales
Officers from each team will be able to update their team Facebook page whenever they are on duty with crime appeals, safety advice, information about local policing and community initiatives along with sharing an insight into their work.
People will also be able to directly message their local Safer Neighbourhood policing team through the Facebook page.
It follows a successful pilot with other policing teams across Derbyshire.
Team Sgt. Paul Simmons said: “We’re really pleased to be able to launch three new Facebook pages for our Safer Neighbourhood policing teams throughout the Derbyshire Dales as it is a great opportunity for us to connect with our local communities through social media, sharing information about our work, appeals, and results along with crime prevention advice and local initiatives.
“Social media is as popular as ever and along with our neighbourhood Twitter accounts and other more traditional channels of communication, we hope these Facebook pages will offer yet another opportunity to keep Derbyshire Dales residents up-to-date with timely and relevant information to continue to help them stay safe.”
The neighbourhood Facebook pages run in addition to the main Derbyshire Constabulary Facebook page, which has now been running for almost 10 years and has more than 80,000 likes.
Other Derbyshire Safer Neighbourhood policing teams on Facebook include Glossop, Dronfield, Bolsover, Chaddesden and Normanton.
The Derbyshire Rural Crime Team, based in the Derbyshire Dales, also has their own Facebook page.
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While the team will be regularly updating their Facebook and Twitter pages with appeals and information, their accounts are not monitored 24 hours a day and people are urged to continue to report crime by calling 101 or 999 in an emergency.