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Buxton residents see behind the policing scenes during Emergency Services Day

Posted on 10th June 2014


 PCSO Linda Cook chatting to visitors about crime prevention and staying safe

A community event saw residents in Buxton gain an insight into the work of the police, ambulance and fire and rescue services.

Officers from the Buxton Safer Neighbourhood Team held a stall to showcase the work of the police during the 17th Buxton Emergency Services day on Sunday, June 8.

The policing team chatted to visitors about the work that they do to keep the neighbourhoods safe, local policing initiatives and the steps that people can take to keep themselves safe from crime.

This included ensuring that houses, sheds and outbuildings are properly secure, valuable items and keys are kept our of view and bikes and tools are security marked.

This comes as part of the month-long campaign to tackle shed and garden burglary ahead of the summer months. The campaign was launched by Derbyshire Constabulary on Monday, June 2.

PC Mark Parkinson from the Buxton Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “This is the 17th Emergency Services Day that has been held in Buxton and it was fantastic to see such an excellent turn out.

“The event was a great opportunity for the public to have a closer look behind the scenes of the emergency services and we were able to hand out lots of crime prevention information to help residents to better protect themselves from crime.”

During the day, visitors were able to see the work of other organisations that work with emergency services in the Peak District and High Peak, including mountain rescue, cave rescue, the Search and Rescue Dogs Associations, the air ambulance, Community First Responders, Red Cross Fire and Emergency Support, Neighbourhood Watch and many more

The event took place at the Pavilion Gardens Promenade in Buxton on Sunday, June 8.

To speak to your local Safer Neighbourhood team call 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police.

Do you need a quick answer to a general question? Then we recommend you visit the national Ask The Police web site.