New PC aims to combat anti-social behaviour in Dales

PC Gary Ferguson. Picture submitted.

PC Gary Ferguson. Picture submitted.

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Residents in Matlock, Darley Dale and surrounding villages can expect to see a new face on the streets.

PC Gary Ferguson has joined the Matlock Safer Neighbourhood Team having worked as part of the response teams across the Derbyshire Dales.

He will be working alongside PCSOs Spencer Nixon and Karl Millward as part of the Matlock team and Sergeant Andy Wordsworth and PCSO Sue Lester to cover the Darley Dale, Winster, Wensley and Elton beat.

PC Ferguson said: “I have spent the past eight years as a response officer across the Derbyshire Dales, working in Matlock, Bakewell and Ashbourne having spent a brief time at Chesterfield.

“I know the area well and understand the issues faced by the community.

“I am looking forward to using my knowledge to help to tackle these issues and improve the situation, with anti-social and nuisance behaviour being one of them.”

PC Ferguson joined the Safer Neighbourhood team in the summer and has spent time getting involved with community events – including Chatsworth Show and Matlock Bath Illuminations – to ensure residents enjoyed a safe time.

He has also been responding to concerns from residents, including reports of anti-social behaviour along Dale Road in Matlock and parks in Darley Dale.

To speak to the Matlock Safer Neighbourhood Team, call 101.

Alternatively, visit www.derbyshire.police.uk/Contact-Us to send officers a message electronically.

And don’t forget you can follow the team on the social networking site Twitter. Go to www.twitter.com, search for @MatlockSNT and click the follow tab.