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Safer Neighbourhood Sergeant aims to build on great community links in High Peak

Posted on 29th August 2013

A new police sergeant has taken over the running of two Safer Neighbourhood teams in the High Peak.

Sgt Phil Booth is now in charge of New Mills and Hayfield SNT and Hadfield and Tintwistle SNT.

The officer joined Derbyshire Constabulary in 1995 and has since taken on a wide variety of roles, including as a response sergeant in Buxton and six-and-a-half years as a traffic sergeant across the county.

He has taken over the running of the two teams from Sgt Trevor Steed and said he aims to build on the positive relationship with partner agencies and foster new ones with community groups.

Sgt Booth said: “The Safer Neighbourhood teams are there to serve the local community and I want to increase the groups we work with so we can keep doing just that.

“There are already good relationships with partners such as councils and the youth service and I want to get working with voluntary groups as well.

“Community and faith groups are a great way of engaging with the public and building those great partnerships is going to be one of my focuses over the next few months.”

Sgt Booth said his teams will also be continuing high visibility patrols and tackling issues such as anti-social behaviour in parks and drug use in both areas.

He said: “A lot of our work is around getting out in the community and cracking down on these problems by engaging with people.

“But we’ll also be carrying out warrants and proactive police work to make sure people in both areas are safe from crime."

To speak to your local Safer Neighbourhood team, call 101.

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