Police chief in the spotlight over crime policy in Buxton

POLICE in the High Peak are holding a ‘meet and greet’ event next week to give residents the chance to speak to those spearheading the fight against crime.

The public meeting will help familiarise local residents with the changes affecting the Constabulary as well as providing an opportunity to question those in charge including Chief Superintendent Peter Lewis, Divisional Commander for the High Peak and Derbyshire Dales, and Alan Charles, vice-chair of Derbyshire Police Authority.

The meeting will be held at 7pm on Monday, November 21 at The Railway Hotel on Bridge Street, Buxton, and will feature a series of presentations to help explain the developments and broaden the public’s understanding of the issues affecting modern policing as well as encourage them to voice their views.

The meeting, organised jointly by Derbyshire Police Authority and the Constabulary, is designed to ensure residents have the chance to learn more about the efforts being undertaken to make Derbyshire’s streets and communities safer – and how successful this work has been, including how police in Buxton are working with local students and the night time economy to help prevent anti-social behaviour in the town.

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available from 6.30 pm with the event starting at 7.00 pm prompt.

If possible, residents are asked to let the Authority know if they plan to attend by calling 01773 733771 or e-mailing police.authority@derbyshire.pnn.police.uk.