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New policing priorities for Buxton Safer Neighbourhood Team

Posted on 22nd April 2014

Police will be focusing on a new set of priorities for the next three months after issues were raised by residents at the recent Safer Neighbourhood governance meeting.

The Buxton Safer Neighbourhood Team will be clamping down on anti-social behaviour, speeding and theft from vehicles across the area.  

Officers will be heading out on high-visibility patrols across the town to identify groups taking part in anti-social behaviour (ASB) and engage with them about the effects of their behaviour on people living nearby.

The team will also be interacting with youngsters to deter them from anti-social behaviour and to encourage them to take part in diversionary activities to prevent further nuisance behaviour.

As well as patrolling the area to identify and engage with offending groups, police will also speak to residents about the work that they are doing to offer reassurance in the community.

The Buxton Safer Neighbourhood Team will continue to focus on theft from vehicles ahead of the summer months and the expected increase of visitors to the town.

Officers will be heading out at key times to catch offenders in the act and will be continuing to encourage motorists about the steps that they can take to protect their vehicle from being targeted by criminals.

This includes removing valuables and sat-nav rings, parking in well-lit areas and ensuring that windows and doors are properly secure. Residents are also being urged to report suspicious activity to police as soon as it happens.

The policing team will be putting the brakes on speeding vehicles following issues raised by residents at the governance meeting earlier this month.

Officers will be carrying out speed checks in the area over coming months and will be speaking to drivers about the importance of safe and considerate driving.

To report suspicious activity or anti-social behaviour, report it to police on 101 to prevent a crime from happening. Always dial 999 in an emergency.

If you have any issues or concerns in relation to local policing call 101 or email the team at buxton.neighbourhoods@derbyshire.pnn.police.uk.

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