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Sergeant 'delighted' to be heading to Buxton

Posted on 6th March 2015


A police sergeant is heading from the Dales to the Peaks as he takes on a new Safer Neighbourhood role.

After over a year in charge in Ashbourne, Sergeant Denis Murphy has recently taken over the reins for Buxton Town and Fairfield Safer Neighbourhood Teams.

Denis, who’s worked across the UK including in London and South Yorkshire, moved to Derbyshire in 2007 covering both reactive and Safer Neighbourhood policing roles.

Denis was based at Matlock and worked on the planning of police operations across the Derbyshire Dales before heading over to Ashbourne in 2013.

Denis said of his move to Buxton: “It’s certainly a change from Ashbourne - and I have never worked the area before - but I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to lead the Safer Neighbourhood Team at Buxton Town and Fairfield.

“The team here is very well-established in the town with some great and enduring links into the community. I would like to consolidate upon these positive relationships and I especially look forward to developing meaningful links with the voluntary sector, especially faith groups.

“I feel that it is very important for people to know that they can tell us about their concerns about crime and disorder in the confidence that they will be listened to and that we and our partners will take appropriate action when we can.

“Tackling anti-social behaviour remains high on the agenda and the assistance and support of the community is vital in helping us do this effectively.

“There is a lot going on in Buxton in terms of business, culture and thriving communities and I am excited about the opportunities that exist to deliver responsive and effective neighbourhood policing to the areas that we serve.”

To speak to your local Safer Neighbourhood team, call 101. To keep up to date with policing in your area, follow the team on Twitter: @FairfieldSNT and @BuxtonTownSNT.

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