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Matlock Bath, Cromford and Bonsall

Matlock Bath, Cromford and BonsallSafer Neighbourhood Team

Contact Us

Matlock Enquiry Office, Bank Road, Matlock, DE4 3NF
Non-emergency number:
This Safer Neighbourhood area covers Matlock Bath, Cromford and Bonsall. It belongs to the Derbyshire Dales Local Policing Unit.The Matlock Bath neighbourhood is located on the outskirts of Matlock town and is approximately 19 miles north of Derby. The area expanded during the 1700s and 1800s with the development of Arkwright's textile mill, the Cromford Canal, High Peak Railway and lead mining and quarrying.

Team Members

Pat Squires

PC 3394 Pat Squires

Karl Millward

PCSO 4479 Karl Millward

Spencer Nixon

PCSO 4414 Spencer Nixon

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


We are pleased to report that no priority profiles have currently been raised for the Matlock Bath, Cromford and Bonsall Safer Neighbourhood Team

Issue Date:
Issue was set on 12/04/2016
Actions to be taken are as follows:
  • If you have any concerns or feel there is something we could target in your area please contact us by calling 101, email matlock.neighbourhoods@derbyshire.pnn.police.uk or come along to our next meeting.

Actions and outcomes from previous priorities


Anti-social behaviour caused by motorists around Matlock Bath car park

Issue Date:
Issue was set on 21/04/2015
Actions to be taken are as follows:
  • The Safer Neighbourhood teams worked alongside the Roads Policing Unit to tackle the issue of motorists acting anti-socially in the area.
  • High visibility patrols were carried out at key times and drivers were spoken to about the importance of safe and considerate driving and sticking to the speed limit on the roads.
  • The policing team also tackled noise nuisance by speaking to young drivers about over revving their engines and causing a disturbance in the neighbourhood.
  • Motorists were advised about how their actions affected others living in the surrounding areas and how it could lead to further involvement from police.

Anti-social behaviour at local parks

Issue Date:
Issue was set on 22/04/2015
Actions to be taken are as follows:
  • Officers carried out high-visibility patrols in hot spot areas to identify groups taking part in anti-social behaviour (ASB) and engaged with them about the effects of their behaviour on people living nearby.
  • The Safer Neighbourhood team interacted with youngsters to deter them from ASB and encouraged them to take part in diversionary activities to prevent further nuisance behaviour.
  • Anyone who was caught taking part in nuisance behaviour were advised about how their actions affect others and how it could lead to further involvement from police and partners.
  • Police also spoke to residents about the work that they were doing to offer reassurance in the community.

Speeding vehicles

Issue Date:
Issue was set on 22/04/2015
Actions to be taken are as follows:
  • The Safer Neighbourhood team worked with the Casualty Reduction and Enforcement Support Team (CREST) and partner agencies including VOSA and the DVLA to carry out Operation Safedrive events in the area.
  • Speed checks were carried out and warnings were issued to anyone breaking the limit.
  • The Safer Neighbourhood team spoke to motorists about the importance of sticking to the law on the roads and safe and considerate driving.

Safer Neighbourhood Team Sergeants

Photo: Sergeant 135 Paul Simmons
  • Sergeant 135 Paul Simmons

I am Sergeant 135 Paul Simmons and I have responsibility for this Safer Neighbourhood policing team.

I have been a police officer for more than 25 years, and during my career I have worked in Derby and Matlock as well as in specialist roles as an Officer Safety Trainer, a Firearms Officer on the Armed Response Unit and as a Firearms Instructor.

Our priorities in the Derbyshire Dales are to work to keep our communities safe, and to deal robustly with anti-social behaviour, substance misuse and serious and organised crime.

Residents in the Derbyshire Dales should be reassured that we will continue to use our resources in the best way possible to help protect the vulnerable and to work with partnership agencies to target issues which are affecting our communities.

Safer Neighbourhood Events

Find out where and when your Safer Neighbourhood team are holding public events.

Crime Information


Crime mapping allows us to show you where crime is happening at a local level, so we can better engage with our communities and help them determine how best to police the area they live in.