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New sergeant leads neighbourhood policing in B Central

Posted on 13th November 2014


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

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

The officer first began his policing career in 1998 when he joined Greater Manchester Police, before moving to Derbyshire Constabulary in 2007.

Since joining the force, Sergeant Johnson has taken on a variety of roles including working across the Buxton Division as a response officer, community safety sergeant and also a nine month post as acting inspector.

Sergeant Johnson said: “The Safer Neighbourhood teams are there to serve the local community and I will ensure that we provide a quality service to local people with an emphasis of protecting the vulnerable.

“I took on this role at the end of September and I am looking forward to getting out into the community to learn more about the area and what matters most to residents to help tackle those issues.

“I have recently visited the Memorial Park in Whaley Bridge alongside PCSO Tracy Jones, local councillor John Pritchard and ASB manager Vicki Ellis. The visit was all about how we can work alongside our partners to solve any issues following the recent problems of anti-social behaviour in the area.”

Residents are being invited to attend upcoming priority meetings to meet Steve Johnson and to raise any concerns with him and the rest of the team about issues affecting their community.

The next upcoming meeting will be hosted by the Hope Valley Safer Neighbourhood Team at the Hope Valley Dental Clinic on Eccles Close. The priority meeting will take place from 11am on Wednesday, December 17.  

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

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