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Chesterfield Town Centre

Chesterfield Town CentreSafer Neighbourhood Team

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Chesterfield Police Station, Beetwell Street, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S40 1QP
Non-emergency number:
This Safer Neighbourhood area includes Chesterfield Town Centre. It is covered by the Chesterfield South Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team and belongs to the Chesterfield Local Policing Unit. Chesterfield is the largest town in the administrative county of Derbyshire. The town centre neighbourhood area consists of the retail centre of the town, boasting a wide variety of shops and retail outlets and a large open air market dating back to at least 1165. The town's skyline is dominated by the famous crooked spire of the church of St Mary and all saints. As this is the commercial centre of the town, there are very few residential properties in the area. Queens Park is located on the southern edge of the area, the park opened in 1893. It was recently refurbished, with help from a lottery fund grant.

Team Members

Ian Richardson

PC 2780 Ian Richardson

Beth Blunt

PC 3495 Beth Blunt

Becky Damms

PC 14570 Becky Damms

Jordan Richardson

PC 14404 Jordan Richardson

Mick Smith

PC 14438 Mick Smith

Sue Gouldsbrough

PCSO 4404 Sue Gouldsbrough

Paul Smith

PCSO 4484 Paul Smith

Adele Chapman-Jones

PCSO 6912 Adele Chapman-Jones

Tammy Careless

PCSO 12828 Tammy Careless

Jayne Priestley

PCSO 6482 Jayne Priestley

These priorities were set by your team following community feedback. Contact your team in person, by phone or online to let them know your priorities.

Your current priorities for this neighbourhood


Anti-social behaviour in Chesterfield Town Centre

Issue Date:
Issue was set on 02/03/2018
Actions to be taken are as follows:
  • Regular high visibility patrols to deter anti-social behaviour.
  • Support the local authority and partner agencies in the implementation of the Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO).
  • Use of local authority CCTV cameras to help identify persistent offenders to deter and prevent anti-social behaviour.
  • Deal positively with anyone causing anti-social behaviour, utilising dispersals and relevant police powers.

Anti-social behaviour – Begging, street drinking and people under the influence of drugs

Issue Date:
Issue was set on 02/03/2018
Actions to be taken are as follows:
  • High-visibility, pro-active patrols to be conducted at peak times.
  • Use local authority CCTV cameras to help identify persistent offenders.
  • Utilising the Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) to seize alcohol/issue fixed penalty tickets.
  • Off licences and supermarkets to be educated and advised to stop serving street drinkers.
  • Use of Criminal Behaviour Orders to deter re-offending.
  • Work in partnership with local agencies to implement long term solutions and support including the implementation of Public Space Protection Order (PSPO)

Illegal drug use in the town centre

Issue Date:
Issue was set on 02/03/2018
Actions to be taken are as follows:
  • Gather and act on local community information.
  • Where the intelligence supports and there are grounds, stop and searches to be conducted and drug offences to be dealt with positively.
  • Work with partner agencies to reduce and deter drug use.
  • Disruption tactics to be used, such as arrests and dispersals to prevent and deter drug activity and Anti-Social Behaviour.

Safer Neighbourhood Team Sergeants

Photo: Sergeant 2475 Darran Clarke
  • Sergeant 2475 Darran Clarke

I am Sergeant 2475 Darran Clarke and I am responsible for this Safer Neighbourhood policing team.

I first became a police officer in May 2001 and have worked in uniformed roles in the Bolsover, Chesterfield, Clay Cross, Dronfield, Killamarsh and Amber Valley area.

I took up my current position in August 2017 and I am responsible for the Safer Neighbourhood policing teams which cover the south Chesterfield area, including Chesterfield Town Centre, Hasland and St. Leonards, Holmebrook and Rother and Walton and West.

My aim is to ensure myself and my officers are a visible and reassuring presence in the area and to continue to make Chesterfield a safe and pleasant place to visit, work and live by engaging with partner agencies to tackle violent crime, theft, drug abuse and anti-social behaviour.

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Crime Information


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