Meet your local PCSOs in Belper as part of the Safer Together campaign
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You can meet your local PCSOs and speak to them about any concerns, or pick up advice, as they hold a stall in Belper this weekend to mark the start of our Safer Together campaign.
The Belper Town Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team will be on the Market Place between 11am and 2pm on Saturday, May 18, to speak to residents about any concerns, and to share our Safer Together campaign, an initiative which aims to reach out and engage with residents and show how we are working as a partnership with other agencies, and investing into making Derbyshire safer.
Safer Together has been launched to help demonstrate how the extra £24 each household is paying into policing, through their council tax, will see the recruitment of 120 additional officers and staff, increase police visibility, improve road safety, provide greater support to vulnerable people, including those in mental health crisis, and enhance investigative policing
The investment came after consultation with the public revealed they were willing to pay extra in council tax to fund an increase in police resources in neighbourhoods and the Safer Together campaign aims to reach out and engage with residents and show how we are working as a partnership with other agencies, and investing into making Derbyshire safer.
At the event, residents will be encouraged to sign up to Derbyshire Alert to receive targeted information about crime, scams and crime prevention initiatives in their area.
Recruitment to an extra 120 new roles is under way with posts all due to be in place by the end of July. The roles include police officers, PCSOs, investigators along with other roles designed to enhance local policing teams and improve problem solving and investigations capacity
If you would like to sign up to Derbyshire Alert to receive free community safety alerts, crime information and messages from your local Safer Neighbourhood policing teams, visit: www.derbyshirealert.co.uk.