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Armed Patrols In Place Over The Festive Period

Derbyshire Constabulary says:-

"We will once again be conducting armed foot patrols in several parts of the county over the Christmas and New Year period. In 2017 we made the decision to put armed officers on overt patrol for the first time during the festive period, to help everyone feel safer whilst out and about. This was met with strong public support and provided a reassuring presence to those in our communities. Shoppers and residents can expect to see armed police patrolling busy areas such as shopping centres, events and Christmas markets, from Saturday, December 1. Assistant Chief Constable Kem Mehmet said: "Following last year's successful implementation of armed foot patrols which garnered widespread support from our communities, we have made the decision to run the patrols again this year in areas of heavy footfall. More »

"Over the past couple of years events across the UK and Europe have understandably raised fear and we hope the patrols will make people feel safe and show them that we are prepared. Mr Mehmet said the officers will be on patrol but will remain near to their vehicles, should they be needed to attend an incident. He added: "People should not be alarmed by the officers, who will be happy to talk to you if they're not dealing with an incident. Please feel free to approach them and speak to them about their role."

To see what the armed officers will look like while on patrol, please watch our video on the link below:-

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Posted: Mon, 03 Dec 2018 13:53 by Sara Atkinson


Ashover Parish Christmas Lights Switch On will take place on Sunday 2nd December on Church Street at 5pm. There will be a road closure in place from 4pm until 6pm in front of the Crispin and the Bassett Rooms

Posted: Tue, 27 Nov 2018 09:24 by Sara Atkinson


The Met Office run an annual public information campaign aimed at raising awareness of, and encouraging the public to think about, risks associated with winter weather and the steps they could take to be better prepared. The 2018-19 Weather Ready campaign is being launched next week. Get tips and advice on travel, your home and health and wellbeing visit:-

Posted: Thu, 22 Nov 2018 12:34 by Sara Atkinson