Public Protection Team relocate to heart of the city
Published: 11 January 2022
As part of Derby City Councils commitment to reducing anti-social behaviour, we are proud to announce the relocation of our Public Protection Team into Riverside Chambers on Full Street, the site of the former Magistrates' Court. This high-profile move is part of Derby City Council’s effort to help reduce anti-social behaviour, crime, and disorder in the city and ensure that those who live, visit or work in Derby City feel safe and protected.
The Riverside Hub will be a multi-agency project and accommodate 25 officers. These officers will be from a mix of the City Safer Neighbourhood Team, Special Constables and Police Cadets as well as officers from Derby City Council.
It will also provide a base for those carrying out their Police Constable Degree Apprenticeships (PCDA), as well as Policing and Criminology students from Derby University. This move has included the relocation of Derbyshire Police NTE officers which provides them with a space to work within the heart of Derbyshire.
Councillor Matthew Eyre, Cabinet Member for Place and Community Development, said
The decision to relocate our Public Protection service was driven by our ambition to provide a safer and more resilient Derby City. The opportunity to work side by side with Derbyshire Police Safer Neighbourhood Teams and operate from the heart of the City will strengthen our ability to deliver this service.
In addition, we have opened this building up for use by Derbyshire Police during the night to facilitate officers in the heart of the city when they are most needed. This is further demonstration of our continued combined effort to ensure residents living within and visiting the City Centre will be as safe as possible.”
Inspector Chris Thornhill from Derbyshire Police said:
The Council opening Riverside Chambers for use by Police officers and staff engaged in patrolling the Night time Economy will allow officers to remain in the City Centre for longer at peak times.
This can only help officers to keep residents, visitors and those employed in the area safe. I would like to thank Derby City Council for this support, and I look forward to our staff continuing to work together towards solving the issues affecting our communities.”
Sergeant Jamie Millard of the local Safer Neighbourhood policing team said:
Our officers maintain strong links with partnership agencies, and the opportunity to co-locate with Derby City Council’s public protection team (PPO Team) will help us to build on this and for us to work closer together to make Derby a safer place to live, work and visit.”
The team directly respond to local issues in the Derby area. They address quality of life issues and actively encourage community participation to improve local areas for the benefit of residents, businesses, and other local stakeholders. They have been crucial in supporting and protecting the community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you wish to report anything to the Public Protection Team, please contact PPOTeam@derby.gov.uk.
To learn more about community safety and public protection in Derby City visit our webpage.