Crime prevention

Our Community Safety Team provide support to the Safer Derbyshire Dales Community Safety Partnership to reduce crime and the fear of crime across Derbyshire Dales.  Like our Safer Derbyshire Dales Facebook page for regular news and updates.

The Partnership has succeeded in helping to keep the Derbyshire Dales a low crime area.  As of March 2016, there was a slight increase in crime in the Derbyshire Dales, but it still remains one of the safest places in the country. Anti-Social Behaviour Calls for Service to the police were down by 11% in March 2016.  The Community Safety team, have been working hard with a variety of partners including the police to keep the Derbyshire Dales a safe place to live, work and visit.
The work of the Safer Derbyshire Dales Partnership is scrutinised by a strategic group which is currently joint with the High Peak Community Safety Partnership and this group then report into the Derbyshire Police and Crime Panel and the Police and Crime Commissioner.

In 2016/ 2017 the work of the partnership will focus on the key risk and threat areas for the Derbyshire Dales, and more information about this can be found in their delivery action plan.

They are also hoping to launch a partnership with Crime Stoppers to increase confidential anonymous reporting of intelligence to the police.

Take a minute or two to make sure your vehicle is kept safe and secure
Anti social behaviour includes such things as vandalism, graffiti, verbal abuse...
There is a strong link between drug and alcohol use and crime.
On 20 October 2017 the existing Designated Public Place Order (DPPO) covering Matlock becomes a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) following the introduction of the ASB Crime and Policing Act 2014.
If you feel that anyone - a child or an adult - is at immediate risk of harm, call 999.