A partnership between ourselves and the Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) will see the launch of a new police drop-in centre in Bolsover to provide a stronger policing presence in the town.
As part of a commitment to delivering strong and visible local policing across Derbyshire, the new partnership was agreed which has seen the local Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) move into office accommodation at our contact centre on Cotton Street.
The move establishes a permanent policing presence in Bolsover and means response officers no longer need to travel from Clay Cross or Killamarsh when called to incidents.
Council Leader, Cllr Steve Fritchley, said, “Improving the safety of our communities is a top priority for us and by working together with the PCC we will now see an increased police presence in the town for the benefit of our local communities.
"Our contact centre is ideally situated in the centre of Bolsover where we can offer local people greater convenience by having multiple services under one roof. We share a good working relationship with the Safer Neighbourhood Teams and this move will only serve to improve it.”
Contractors have now completed building works to create the new drop-in centre including the creation of welfare facilities, an office and interview room suitable for the SNT. Officers have started to move into the premises.
The delivery of Strong Local Policing is a key priority in the Commissioner’s Police and Crime Plan.
Police and Crime Commissioner Angelique Foster said, “This announcement will be welcomed by our residents in Bolsover. It fulfils my commitment to delivering a strong and visible policing presence in the heart of the town.
“Increasing the amount of time officers can spend on frontline duties within our communities is a key priority for me. This new police base was needed in the Bolsover area and will make our officers more accessible to the public as well as enable them to respond more swiftly and effectively when they need help.
“I am grateful to our partners, Bolsover District Council, for their support and enthusiasm in agreeing this new partnership. Both organisations are determined to improve the safety of people who live and work in Bolsover and ensure the public’s priorities are tackled robustly. This is a significant investment in policing in Bolsover and demonstrates my commitment to keeping officers visible in the heart of the communities in which they serve.”