Coppers stop for a chat

Meet the police, Heanor Market Place, PCSO Emma Fisher with Donovan Calladine
Meet the police, Heanor Market Place, PCSO Emma Fisher with Donovan Calladine

Heanor Police Community Safety Officer Emma Fisher talks to Donovan Calladine about his crime concerns on Friday - as Derbyshire Constabulary’s Have Your Say roadshow reached Market Place in the town.

The events, being staged across the county, aim to gather feedback on local policing issues.

Townsfolk were asked to fill out a questionnaire on issues including - how safe they feel, what their understanding of frontline policing is, how their quality of life is affected by the fear of crime and what their top five priorities for policing are.

This year’s survey also asks whether they know who Derbyshire’s police and crime comissioner is and how to contact them.

Derbyshire commissioner Alan Charles said: “The Have Your Say initiative is one of the most far-reaching consultation exercises around and has collected extremely valuable information over the years.

“This survey will give me a better understanding of the hopes and concerns of our communities and ensure that my future decisions regarding crime reduction reflect public opinion.”