Crime Crackdown in Glossopdale
Thursday 28th April 2016 @ 12:12 by Tom Greggan

Police piled into two Glossopdale villages in an operation aimed at boosting security and cracking down on crime.

The ‘dedicated action day’ was all about making Charlesworth and Chisworth people more crime savvy and protecting their property.

Safer neighbourhood team officers were joined by Police Support Volunteers – and cadets from Glossop and Chesterfield.

Working from a mobile police station they called on crime victims and neighbouring properties and arranged follow-up security marking visits to make valuables less attractive to thieves.

They also carried out high visibility patrols around the villages to check for vulnerable properties and vehicles.

They were also on hand to chat to residents and answer questions while delivering crime prevention leaflets.

Along with boosting security in both villages, the team carried out speed checks along Marple Road and Long Lane and monitored road safety issues.

Sgt Phil Booth, who oversees safer neighbourhood policing in the area, said: “It was great to bring different strands of policing, including the volunteers and cadets, together to boost security and help make the area less attractive to criminals.

“I would like to thank the Police Support Volunteers and cadets who gave up their time to volunteer with us.

“They were dedicated to the action day and really helped to support the work of the Safer Neighbourhood teams.

“The police cadets, all young volunteers, worked in some horrendous weather and showed true commitment.”

He added: “If any residents missed our policing team in the village last weekend then please do get in touch and we will be happy to help.”

For advice on how to secure your property from thieves, or to speak to the Gamesley and St John’s
Safer Neighbourhood Team, call 101 or send them a message online at

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