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New sergeant heads out on the beat as he takes over neighbourhood policing in High Peak communities

Posted on 10th April 2014


Sergeant Maddock heads out on patrol

Residents in the High Peak will be seeing a new face on the beat as a police sergeant takes over the running of four Safer Neighbourhood teams.

Sergeant Toby Maddock in now in charge of the policing teams in Whaley Bridge, Hope Valley, Buxton Rural East and West and also Chapel and Chinley.

The officer joined Derbyshire Constabulary in 2004 where he has taken on a variety of roles including patrol sergeant, patrol officer and tutor constable covering the Buxton and Glossop areas.

Sergeant Maddock has taken over the responsibility of the Safer Neighbourhood teams following the retirement of Sergeant Barlow. He will be working to increase links with the rural and farming community to address any concerns and reduce crime and nuisance activity for residents.  

Sergeant Toby Maddock said: “I am really looking forward to my new role as Safer Neighbourhood Sergeant so that I can continue to make the communities safe for residents living in Whaley Bridge, Hope Valley, Chapel and Chinley and the Buxton Rural communities.

“I will be heading out on patrol and visiting local schools and residents so that I can get to know the area that I will be serving.  

“I will be speaking to residents about any issues or neighbourhood concerns that they may have and will be working hard to combat them to keep the communities a safe place to work, live and visit.”

Sergeant Maddock will be working with the teams to combat issues including anti-social behaviour in Whaley Bridge after residents raised concerns with local officers.

The team will be heading out on increased patrols following complaints of noise nuisance and disruptive behaviour from groups of youths in the area.

Officers will be speaking to the youths about the effects of alcohol and drug misuse and the ways that their behaviour can impact on residents living in the local community.

Officers will be taking positive action to tackle those who cause disruption to the local community and the team will be working closely with partners to combat this issue.

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.