Public should stay alert

POLICE are inviting Dales residents to sign up to their alert system.

The Derbyshire Alert system enables the force to communicate directly with members of the public via email, text message and landline.

The information given can be details of crimes, good results, press releases and missing persons.

It can also be meeting dates such as Safer Neighbourhood forums and panels.

Derbyshire Alert currently has nearly 20,000 people receiving messages in Derbyshire.

Anyone can register for this service by logging on at www.derbyshirealert.co.uk, filling in a referral form at any of our enquiry offices or asking your local Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team.