Police walkabout tackles concerns

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NEIGHBOURHOOD police have gone out on the streets to find out residents’ concerns in south Chesterfield.

Officers from the Holmebrook and Rother Safer Neighbourhood Team carried out a walkabout on Grangewood Road and Church Street South to offer advice and hand out crime prevention equipment.

The team visited more than 60 homes on Thursday, January 5 to find out how people felt about their local officers and give out UV pens to mark property and deter thieves.

They also signed residents up to Derbyshire Constabulary’s Community Messaging Service which is used to circulate information rapidly and keep members of the community informed of crimes in their area and current events.

PC Katherine Hodges, of the Holmebrook and Rother SNT, said: “Walkabouts are a great way for us to interact with people we wouldn’t normally have any contact with.

“We received a very positive response from all the residents.”

Anyone wanting to join the Community Messaging Scheme is asked to contact their Divisional Community Information Officer on 101 or visit the website www.derbyshire.police.uk.