Posted on 5th April 2018
Our Derby City Safer Neighbourhood policing team has three new members as the decision is also taken to keep the mobile police station in place for the time being.
The mobile police station has been used at different times of the day in the St Peter’s Cross area of the city since last August 2017, in response to concerns about drug related anti-social behaviour.
Since then the team have used a mixture of high visibility and plain-clothed patrols to tackle the problem.
The Safer Neighbourhood team has now also seen it’s numbers boosted with the addition of PC Shaun Carter, PCSO Joanne Raven and PC Harry Wood (Pictured)
Inspector Lauren Woods, who is in charge of policing in the city centre, said: “The introduction of the mobile police station has been a success and we have had some very positive feedback from business and visitors in the city centre.
“The team have worked hard with numerous arrests, dispersal notices, court appearances and banning orders for those causing the disturbances.
“This work will continue, with us also being aware that the behaviour may start to disperse to areas just outside the city centre.
“The new additional staff for the team shows our commitment to ensuring the city centre remains a safe, pleasant place to work, live and visit.
You can follow the work of the Derby City Safer Neighbourhood Team on Twitter @DerbyCitySNT