Successful ‘Safer Together’ event held in Swadlincote sunshine
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Officers from Swadlincote Safer Neighbourhood Team held a successful ‘Safer Together’ event on The Delph yesterday (June 27).
Working with partners from the Fire Service, South Derbyshire District Council and South Derbyshire CVS and supported by the Roads Policing Unit, our SNT officers were on hand to provide crime prevention advice as well as encouraging people to sign up to Derbyshire Alert.
PCSO Supervisor Kerry Wallington-Waite said:
“We’ve had a great response this morning from the shoppers of Swadlincote. We’ve handed out van and shed alarms, purse bells and personal attack alarms - and the CVS’s Safer Homes scheme has had plenty of referrals. It is always good to work with our partners at events such as these to give prevention advice and support to those who need it.”
The event was part of the new ‘Safer Together’ campaign, which marks new investment in the force that will see 120 new posts created working to improve police presence in neighbourhoods and bolster investigations.
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.
Recruitment to the new roles is under way with posts all due to be in place by the end of July.
Investment will also be put towards improving road safety and providing greater support to vulnerable people, including those in mental health crisis.
If you were not able to make the event, but would still like to speak to your local policing team, you can make contact using any of the following non-emergency contact methods
Facebook – send us a private message to /DerbyshireConstabulary
Twitter – direct message our contact centre on @DerPolContact
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