Derwent and Oakwood

Derwent and OakwoodSafer Neighbourhood Team

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St Mary's Wharf Enquiry Office, St Mary's Wharf, Chester Green, Derby, DE1 3AB
Non-emergency number:
This Safer Neighbourhood area covers the Derwent area and Oakwood. It belongs to the Derby North policing section.Derwent is situated just north of Derby city centre. Sussex Circus is encompassed in the centre of Derwent and houses one of the shopping precincts. Oakwood is one of the largest private housing estates in Europe, having a leisure centre, a wooded common area and a shopping precinct (Oakwood District Centre) within its boundaries.

Team Members

Nichola Sketchley

PC 3240 Nichola Sketchley

Jodie Coombes

PC 3461 Jodie Coombes

Kelly Oliver

PC 3370 Kelly Oliver

Mark Sanders

PC 14225 Mark Sanders

Sam Brough

PCSO 3849 Sam Brough

Matthew Thurman

PCSO 3826 Matthew Thurman

Andrew Simpson

PCSO 3865 Andrew Simpson

Tom Copeland

PCSO 12822 Tom Copeland

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Police in Chaddesden issue a dispersal order after disturbance involving group of young people.

Police in Chaddesden issue a dispersal order after disturbance involving group of young people.

7th August 2018
Large quantity of gold jewellery stolen in burglary

Large quantity of gold jewellery stolen in burglary

7th December 2017

These priorities were set by your team following community feedback. Contact your team in person, by phone or online to let them know your priorities.

Your current priorities for this neighbourhood


Theft from Motor Vehicles (Oakwood and Derwent)

Issue Date:
Issue was set on 01/12/2017
Actions to be taken are as follows:
  • High visibility patrols in areas effected.
  • Work with residents to improve security and removing valuables from vehicles
  • Crime prevention and property marking events
  • Increase public awareness and circulate crime prevention advice for vehicle owners and steps they can take to avoid becoming a victim of these crimes
  • Encourage residents to report persons or vehicles behaving suspiciously using 999 if occurring at the time.
  • Encourage use of 101 and Crimestoppers to give names of offenders

Actions and outcomes from previous priorities


Anti-social behaviour at the Racecourse

Issue Date:
Issue was set on 25/05/2017
Actions to be taken are as follows:
  • Increase high visibility patrols in area
  • Ask residents to continue to report incidents of ASB giving descriptions of individuals and times, where possible
  • Take positive action with perpetrators of ASB and continue to provide reassurance for the community through regular updates
  • Use of dispersal powers

Safer Neighbourhood Team Sergeants

Photo: Sergeant 3337 Ed Browne
  • Sergeant 3337 Ed Browne

In the last ten years I have built up my experience and knowledge by working in a variety of roles and units including response, investigations, neighbourhoods and pro-active teams, mainly at Derby West and Derby North sections.  

I aim to work with the community and partners in order that we be as effective as possible in preventing crime and anti-social behaviour, protecting vulnerable people and attacking the criminal networks that operate in the local area. I will ensure that my officers provide reassurance by being visible and also by being pro-active in targeting those who would cause harm within the community.  

Please have confidence in approaching us and reporting issues. The police cannot operate successfully without the support and assistance of the community, so it is important that we work together to tackle problems.

Safer Neighbourhood Events

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Crime Information


Crime mapping allows us to show you where crime is happening at a local level, so we can better engage with our communities and help them determine how best to police the area they live in.