Bakewell police on hand to advise Peak District residents

Bakewell police have been on hand to help keep the Peaks safe.

Officers from the Hathersage and Bakewell area Safer Neighbourhood policing team opened up the Community Police Office for Bradwell residents to call in, pick up advice and take advantage of reduced price crime prevention items such as shed alarms.

It is part of a shed security campaign which was launched in March, a time when people start to use their sheds and gardens more frequently and also when they are more at risk of being targeted by opportunist thieves.

The alarms have been provided by the Derbyshire Dales Community Safety Partnership, which includes Derbyshire police, the county and district councils.

Derbyshire Dales District Council leader Cllr Lewis Rose, who is also Chairman of the Derbyshire Dales Community Safety Partnership, said: “Proactive partnership campaigns such as Operation Rascal help to keep the Derbyshire Dales among the safest places in England to live, work and visit.”

To contact your local Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team call 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police, or visit