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Police and crime commissioner hopefuls get a grilling – who cares?

MORE bobbies on the beat, funding and cyber crime were among the subjects on which the four candidates vying to become Derbyshire’s first Police and Crime Commissioner were grilled at a  hustings debate. Rod Hutton, Simon Spencer, David Gale and Alan … Continue reading

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Watch out there’s a thief about!

Police are reminding visitors to beauty spots in Derbyshire to do their bit to help deter opportunist thieves. It is after a number of thefts have been reported from vehicles in the Hathersage area, as people head out to on walks … Continue reading

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Police numbers at nine year low

The number of police officers in England and Wales has fallen to its lowest level in nine years  – and the biggest drop is in Derbyshire. In the county, police officer numbers fell 10 per cent from 2,021 at the … Continue reading

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Derbyshire police put England fans out of misery

POLICE in Derbyshire are to confiscate 68 passports from football fans ahead of the  Euro 2012 football championships. Before major tournaments, supporters subject to football banning orders are required to hand in their passports to police stations ahead of the … Continue reading

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Derbyshire Police jobs hotline swamped by 5,000 calls in an hour

Derbyshire Police were swamped with phone calls last night from thousands of people wanting to become officers. The force is planning to recruit 60 new people and yesterday set up a special phone line to field calls from applicants. So … Continue reading

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160 county officers to help out with policing of the Olympic Games

DERBYSHIRE is to send 160 officers to help police the  London Olympics. They will work an average of about 16 shifts alongside officers from across England and Wales to try to ensure the spectacle goes ahead without trouble. The number of … Continue reading

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Derbyshire’s crime rates are falling

If estate agents needed a reason to talk up house prices in Derbyshire then here it is. DERBYSHIRE Police are making continued progress in their fight to drive down crime rates and make the county safer, it has been revealed. Latest … Continue reading

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Free Booze puts Crims behind bars

Criminals were caught in a classic sting Chesterfield and North Derbyshire when undercover officers offered them free booze. Suspected offenders were sent a letter saying they’d been chosen to get a crate of booze – but when they arranged a delivery … Continue reading

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Internet Costs Police Thousands

The chairman of Derbyshire’s Police Federation has called for phone and internet firms to rethink how much they charge police to access their networks. Derbyshire Police paid out almost £104,000 in the past financial year to check records during investigations. The … Continue reading

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