1.Burglaries remain our highest priority 2.Theft from Motor Vehicles 3.Anti-social Vehicle Use/Speeding
Issued 24 July 2023
1. Were pleased to report that burglaries continue to decline across the Hope Valley. The team have been working hard with the community in hot-spot areas to develop Neighbourhood Watch schemes in our ongoing battle against the most invasive of crimes. Our newly formed Acquisitive Crime Team have made key arrests in recent months which has impacted on this recent downturn. If you are interested in joining or forming a Neighbourhood Watch scheme, please contact the team or visit, https://www.derbyshireneighbourhoodwatch.co.uk/ 2. The dawn of the summer months has seen a rise in tourists to the area, as well as opportunistic thieves hoping to benefit from their complacency. Valuables left on show in often insecure vehicles have been the target recently. The team have incorporated car park checks into their daily patrols and are in the progress of improving the signage in hot-spot areas. 3. This comes in many forms, with off-road motor cycling and loud adapted exhausts being raised as the most common that effect our community. We will endeavour to use our powers under Section 34 of the Road Traffic Act and Section 59 of the Police Reform Act to combat this style of ASB. We are currently reviewing our speeding hot spots across the Hope Valley to determine where best to utilise our resources along with the Community Speed Watch teams.