Latest Police Report

Latest Police Report

Darley Safer Neighbourhood Team
Beat report for October 2012

With Halloween and the bonfire celebrations October has been another busy month for the team. We have worked closely with the local shops in advising staff about selling flour and eggs to persons under the age of 16 and promoting the safe and legal use of fireworks.

During the peak evenings officers have worked late shifts to assist with any anti social behaviour issues and have been successful in seizing over 30 bottles of alcohol from underage drinkers in the area. We continue to work with the anti social behaviour team in submitting referrals for anyone found causing ASB and issuing Acceptable Behaviour Contracts to the persistent offenders.

We are also about to say goodbye to PCSO Matt Clark who is leaving the team to commence his training to become a fully-fledged Police Officer. PCSO Clark has been a huge asset and will be greatly missed by the team.

Crime prevention
We have recently had an attempt theft of a Land Rover in the Darley Abbey area, offenders have started to tow the vehicle away only to cut the tow rope allowing the vehicle to crash into our police vehicle and make good there escape. Please be vigilant of any suspicious people particularly in the hours of darkness, report any incidents on the police none emergency number 101.

We are still seeing a large number of bike thefts in the area, if you are storing a bike in a shed or outhouse please still ensure the bike is locked with a suitable lock to a sturdy fixing. Also please make a note of your bike's chassis or frame number; this can help us trace it if it is stolen.

As the nights are drawing in remember to ensure all doors and windows are locked and secure of an evening, keep vehicles locked and valuables out of site. Personal items such as phones, bikes, Sat Navs and computers can be registered at This will enable police to trace owners of lost or stolen property more effectively and help combat the sale of stolen goods. It is also worth making note of any serial numbers, makes and models of your electrical items.

The team will be looking at holding a further bike engraving session in the near future, any cyclists are urged to attend and have bike security engraved which can also aid in having your stolen or lost property returned. Feel free to bring along any garden tools such as spades, wheelbarrows or lawn mowers that can be engraved. Keep checking the force website and local press for further details.

University parking

With the start of the new university term upon us the team have been working tirelessly to ensure students are aware of the parking restrictions around the campus and ticketing any offending vehicles. This is a continuing problem with no easy solution, we are re-assessing the use of resident passes in some areas and welcome any suggestions from local residents on the best practice to tackle this issue.


Please remember you can follow the team on Twitter, search for @DarleySNT and keep updated with the teams on going projects, surgery times and crime prevention advice.


   Our priorities for Darley are:

Anti  social  Behaviour – West  End 
Parking Access only
Youth  Provision  and engagement

The team continue to work closely with partner agencies and local businesses to tackle our priorities. Our next forum is on Wednesday 10th October at 7pm at Markeaton Primary School, Bromley Street. The next Darley SNT surgery is being held at Derby Homes Office on 27th November at 10am, call in to report any issues or to just meet a member of your local Safer Neighbourhood Team.

Allestree Police Office - 01332 552135
Police non- emergency- 101

Please feel free to ring the Office but please be mindful that it is not open 24hrs and is sometimes unattended as we are out on patrol. Please ring the non emergency number to report any incidents if there is no answer at the Police Office.
 Thanks for your continued support.

Darley Safer Neighbourhood Team
Sgt Rob Wilson              
PC Rob Singleton
PCSO Linda Ball 
PCSO Matt Clark
PC Dalbir Janagal (DJ)

Allestree Office –              01332 552135
Derby Police -                    101
Derby Direct -                   01332 255260
Council Parking Services -    01332 715027
Crime Stoppers -                            0800 555 111
Anti Social Behaviour Number -               0333 2006981
Environment Enforcement Response       01332 642020

Derby Direct is available to report issues relating to refuse collection, street cleansing, pest control, abandoned vehicles and anti-social behaviour.


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