Posted on 25th February 2013
Police will be focusing their efforts on low-level drug use in Glossop for the next three months after it was raised as an issue at their latest governance meeting.
Officers from the town’s Safer Neighbourhood team held their quarterly governance meeting last week and discussed various neighbourhood issues.
One of those was reports of drugs being used and supplied in the Glossop area.
As part of the Safer Neighbourhood team’s work, police will be increasing patrols in problem areas and educating people about the dangers of drug use and how it can bring further crime into their neighbourhoods.
Members of the public are also being urged to contact police if they suspect anyone of dealing or using drugs.
Police will then be able to take action such as executing drugs warrants in an effort to combat the problem.
Officers will also be working closely with High Peak Borough Council and other local organisations to address the issue.
PC Julian Gallagher, from the team, said: “We want to crack down on this problem as quickly as we can and, to do that, we need as much information as possible.
“If members of the public know there is something going on in their neighbourhood, they can call us or Crimestoppers anonymously and it will help us take action and stamp the issue out.”
At the meeting, PC Gallagher said the team was closing one of its previous priorities which focused on people cycling on pavements.
This had been addressed over the last three months with police stopping cyclists on pavements and advising them to cycle in the road and talking to youngsters and their parents about the issue.
Another priority, concentrating on problem parking throughout the town, will continue for the next three months.
Residents will be able to get a full update on how these issues have been targeted at Glossop Safer Neighbourhood Team’s next governance meeting, which will be held at the police station from 2pm on Tuesday, May 14.
For more information, call the team on 101.