Duffield welcomes new Pc to village

PC Dave Baggott

PC Dave Baggott

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Residents in Duffield can say ’ello, ’ello, ’ello to a new Safer Neighbourhood officer who is now patrolling the area.

PC Dave Baggott joined the village’s Safer Neighbourhood team last month.

He will be working with police community support officer (PCSO) Paula Martin to tackle any local issues.

He will be out and about on the streets in the area, listening to residents’ concerns and working with partners to tackle any issues they have.

They also cover Milford, Idridgehay, Alderwasley, Blackbrook, Cowers Lane and Hazelwood.

PC Baggott, who joined Derbyshire Constabulary eight years ago, has previously worked at Long Eaton and Ripley.

He is trained in public order matters, which has seen him attend various protests including open cast coal mining and the G20 summit in Scotland.

He said: “I am looking forward to meeting the residents in the neighbourhood and working with them to tackle local issues.

“I want the public to see me as a community figure and someone that they can talk to about any issues or concerns that they may have about crime in the Duffield area.

“I will be carrying out regular high visibility patrols with my colleague PCSO Martin.

“We are hoping to arrange a number of events and projects for the community to get involved with.”

The team’s current priority is problems around Snake Lane Park.

They are paying particular attention to issues regarding anti-social behaviour and litter.

The next Safer Neighbourhood Panel Meeting will be held on Sunday, June 19 at Ecclesbourne Community Centre between 6pm and 8pm.

For further details about the team , or to contact them, please ring Derbyshire police on 0345 123 3333, or email belper.neighbourhoods@derbyshire.pnn.police.uk.