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Monday 19th November 2012

PRESS CALL - New Commissioner's Declaration of Acceptance of Office

PRESS CALL - New Commissioner's Declaration of Acceptance of Office
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Mr Charles will make the Declaration of Acceptance of Office at a short ceremony at Butterley Hall, Ripley (Police Headquarters) on Tuesday, 20 November at 9.30am. The Declaration will be witnessed by Celia Cox JP.
Thursday 8th November 2012

A legacy to be proud of

A legacy to be proud of
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Derbyshire Police Authority is ready to hand over "a legacy to be proud of" to the new Police and Crime Commissioner.The Authority held its last meeting today (8 November) when Chair Philip Hickson said: "Our members and officers have worked tirelessly with the police, our partners and the public to help create a safer Derbyshire. The success of their commitment is reflected in the crime figures of the last nine years."
Tuesday 6th November 2012

Derbyshire Police Authority's final meeting on Thursday

Derbyshire Police Authority's final meeting on Thursday
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Making history...Derbyshire Police Authority will hold its final meeting on Thursday 8 November, bringing it closer to the end of an era in policing history.
Thursday 25th October 2012

Crime Continues to fall in Derbyshire

Crime Continues to fall in Derbyshire
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Police Authority chairman Philip Hickson has welcomed Derbyshire's continuing fall in overall crime – which, from April to August, has already dropped much lower than the national average in the year up to June this year.
Monday 1st October 2012

Derbyshire among the best for delivering police improvements

Derbyshire among the best for delivering police improvements
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Taxpayers in Derbyshire are receiving greater value from their police force than many other counties in the country, new figures reveal.Since 2002/03, all crime in Derbyshire has fallen by 40.4% which means there are now 41,697 fewer victims of crime than there were nine years ago. In addition, domestic burglary rates have fallen by 61.9%, vehicle crime by 68.7%, violent crime by 17.1% and criminal damage by 34.9%.

Derbyshire residents satisfied with police efforts to reduce crime

Derbyshire residents satisfied with police efforts to reduce crime
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MORE than eight in every 10 people living and working in Derbyshire feel very or fairly safe, new figures have revealed.The results of a major survey across the county to record public perception about crime has revealed an overwhelming majority of the population (85.9%) feel secure.
Wednesday 8th August 2012

Transition Newsletter - Edition 5

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To view the Authority's latest Transition Newsletter please open this item and follow the link
Monday 30th July 2012

Police Authority welcomes New Projects

Police Authority welcomes New Projects
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Derbyshire Police Authority has given its support to two exciting new projects which aim to reduce deprivation in the county and boost the economy.During a positive Police Authority meeting, members enthusiastically approved a new apprenticeship scheme which will provide 12 youngsters aged 16-18 – a group currently struggling to gain employment and skills – with a police staff role at Derbyshire Constabulary. Working in partnership with Derby College, the Force will offer 12-month intermediate and advanced apprenticeships in roles such as customer service, human resources, information services as well as administrative support which will be partly funded by the National Apprenticeship Service. The apprentices will spend the majority of their time training 'on the job' with an average of one day a week based at the college.

Police Authority welcomes optimistic start to 2012/13

Police Authority welcomes optimistic start to 2012/13
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Members of Derbyshire Police Authority have welcomed the latest performance figures from Derbyshire Constabulary. A report on police performance revealed crime levels in Derbyshire had continued to fall at the beginning of the year (April 2012-May 2013) with the Force recording an 18.5% reduction. This means 3,007 fewer offences were committed between April and mid July 2012, the largest drop in the region.
Thursday 26th July 2012

Home Office Figures on Police Strength

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Chairman of Derbyshire Police Authority, Philip Hickson, said today: "Reductions in funding mean that we had to find savings of £24m by March 2015. As staff costs account for around 80 per cent of our total budget expenditure it is inevitable that there will be a reduction in the number of people employed by the Constabulary.
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