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Buxton Rural East

Buxton Rural EastSafer Neighbourhood Team

Contact Us

Chapel-en-le-Frith Enquiry Office, Manchester Road, Chapel-en-le-Frith SK23 9TP
Non-emergency number:
This Safer Neighbourhood area covers the rural areas to the east of Buxton. It belongs to the High Peak Local Policing Unit. The area covers the area east of Buxton, including Wormhill, Peak Dale and Peak Forest.

Team Members

Andrew Crosthwaite

PC 2399 Andrew Crosthwaite

Karen Green

PCSO 4566 Karen Green

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


Tackling off-road vehicles in the Goyt Valley

Issue Date:
Issue was set on 26/02/2015
Actions to be taken are as follows:
  • Officers will be working alongside partner agencies to tackle off-road vehicles in the Goyt Valley.
  • The policing team will be speaking to motorists about the importance of safe and considerate driving and the regulations around driving motorised vehicles off-road.
  • Signage advising motorists of the rules around driving vehicles off-road will be placed in hot-spot areas.
  • Officers will be seeking to prosecute anyone who is found to be driving on SSSI (Sites of Special Scientific Interest) land, and other motorists will be dealt with according to the driving offences committed.

Safer Neighbourhood Team Sergeants

Photo: Sergeant 3320 Denis Murphy
  • Sergeant 3320 Denis Murphy

I am Sergeant 3320 Denis Murphy and I have responsibility for this Safer Neighbourhood team.

I have been a police officer for a total of 26 years, covering a wide range of roles in three parts of the country - the Metropolitan Police, South Yorkshire and Derbyshire. In that time, I have been a patrol bobby, part of Safer Neighbourhood teams and a support Sergeant based at Matlock.

After moving to Derbyshire Constabulary in 2007, I have served in Chesterfield, Matlock, Ashbourne and now Buxton Central Section, covering Buxton, Chapel, Whaley Bridge, Hope Valley and surrounding villages.

I'm thrilled to be given the chance to lead the B Central Safer Neighbourhood teams and am looking forward to tackling the issues that matter most to local people.

I am particularly interested in fostering working partnerships with community and faith groups in the area, to improve how we work together to make our communities safer places to live, work and visit.

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.