Lately there has been a slight increase in matters adversely impacting upon the community. To ignore it and hope that ‘someone else’ will deal with it only frustrates any response we can expect.
Generally any Police response to matters occurring in the village will only happen IF THEY KNOW ABOUT IT.
We don’t really have the right to moan about Police response if we haven’t told them!
Many may not realise the different ways of reporting matters, so the following is a useful guide of how, and what, to report:
1. Traffic Matters. Incidents of speeding, reckless, dangerous etc matters can be reported via this link. It is fairly straightforward and has been used to report speeding matters through the village along Derby Road. https://www.derbyshire.police.uk/ro/report/rti/rti-a/report-a-road-traffic-incident/
2. Crime Reporting: To report crime that have occurred, use the following link https://www.derbyshire.police.uk/ro/report/ocr/af/how-to-report-a-crime/
NOTE: If the crime is occurring at the time and is of an urgent matter (domestic violence, burglary in action, assault in action, theft in action etc) call 999
3. Incident Reporting: To report an incident or pass information, use the following link https://www.derbyshire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/soh/something-youve-seen-or-heard/
NOTE: This method will ask for your details. If you are concerned re this see Crimestoppers below.
4. Crimestoppers: Can be used to provide anonymous information that will be subsequently passed to Police. https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information
It is hoped that the community will have the confidence to use any of the above appropriate reporting methods about matters concerning the village and or wider community.
Don’t forget. If its an emergency 999
Alternatively you can report matters using 101
Finally this link will direct you to a web page which has various methods of contacting Derbyshire Police. https://www.derbyshire.police.uk/contact/af/contact-us/