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Police invite Derby Students in for a chat

Posted on 31st October 2016
Street Meets poster

Police officers from the Allestree and Darley Safer Neighbourhood Team are inviting University of Derby students living in halls of residence in the city ‘in for a chat’. 

The move comes as part of the ‘street meet’ initiative being run by Safer Neighbourhood teams across the city to meet local residents and talk about policing issues that may be affecting them. 

Sergeant Mark Preston, who is in charge of the team, said: “We recognise that we have a new, large group of students living in halls of residence who are new residents to the city. We wanted to provide them with an informal opportunity to come and have a chat with officers from the team about any concerns they may have with regard to their personal safety or any policing related issues. 

“It also gives us a chance to provide some simple crime prevention advice to help prevent them becoming victims of crime, especially as for a lot of them it will be the first time they are living away from home and responsible for their own actions and property." 

The events will be held between 6pm and 7pm throughout November at the following locations: 

Wednesday, November 2 – Cathedral Court, Queens Street, Derby

Monday, November 7 – Sir Peter Hilton Court, Agard Street, Derby

Monday, November 14 – Princess Alice Court, Bridge Street, Derby

Tuesday, November 22 – St Christopher’s Court, Ashbourne Road, Derby

Monday, November 28 – Peak Court, Lodge Lane, Derby

Wednesday, November 30 – Nunnery Court, Nuns Street, Derby.

For more information contact the team on 101 or send them a message online by visiting the Contact Us section of our website here.

You can also follow the team on Twitter @DarleySNT or @AllestreeSNT

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