Posted on 29th August 2018
Our Safer Neighbourhood policing teams in Derby city centre and Chesterfield town centre have launched new local Facebook pages to help them keep in touch residents, visitors and shoppers.
Officers from each of the Safer Neighbourhood policing teams for Chesterfield town and Derby city will be able to update the Facebook page when they are on duty, and include information on crime appeals, safety, local policing and community initiatives as well as sharing more details about their work.
People will also be able to directly message their local Safer Neighbourhood policing team through the Facebook page with concerns or issues that don’t require an immediate response.
The new pages follow a successful pilot with other policing teams across Derbyshire also taking to the social media site.
Sergeant Darran Clarke, of the Chesterfield Town Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “Having a team Facebook page, in addition to our Twitter account, means we can directly communicate with our local community through social media quickly, and share with them information which not only will be relevant and interesting, but that could also help us prevent or detect crime and help keep people safe.”
Sergeant Jamie Millard, who is in charge of Safer Neighbourhood policing in Derby city centre, said: “We already have a strong following on Twitter, so Facebook is yet another great way to communicate with the public.
“We are able to provide updates on pro-active policing within the City and it helps with real time information sharing.”
Ten other Derbyshire Safer Neighbourhood policing teams now have their own local Facebook pages, including Glossop, Dronfield, Bolsover, Chaddesden and Normanton, Matlock, Bakewell and Ashbourne.
The neighbourhood Facebook pages run in addition to the main Derbyshire Constabulary Facebook page, which has now been running for around 10 years and has more than 85,000 likes.
You can follow the Derby City or Chesterfield Town SNT Police Facebook pages on the following links:
While the team will be regularly updating their Facebook and Twitter pages with appeals and information, their accounts are not monitored 24 hours a day and people are urged to continue to report crime using one of the following methods:
Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999.