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MelbourneSafer Neighbourhood Team

Contact Us

Swadlincote Enquiry Office, Derby South Section, Civic Way, Swadlincote, Derby, DE11 0AE
Non-emergency number:
This Safer Neighbourhood area covers Melbourne, Aston-on-Trent, Weston-on-Trent and surroundings. This is a predominantly rural area stretching from Staunton Harold Reservoir to Elvaston and Shardlow bordering Leicestershire. The area incorporates Calke Abbey, Melbourne Hall and Elvaston Castle, these locations attracting large numbers of walkers and visitors alike.

Team Members

Joe Pilgrim (South Rural Crime Officer)

PC 14513 Joe Pilgrim (South Rural Crime Officer)

Emma Guest

PCSO 4627 Emma Guest

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 Melbourne Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team

Issue Date:
Issue was set on 04/12/2017
Actions to be taken are as follows:
  • We will continue to carry out patrols throughout the area and work to keep your neighbourhood safe.
  • If you have any concerns or feel there is something we could target in your area please contact us by calling 101, Alternatively, send us a message online by visiting the Contact Us section of our website www.derbyshire.police.uk/Contact-Us.

Safer Neighbourhood Team Sergeants

Photo: Sergeant 2709 Mat Haslam
  • Sergeant 2709 Mat Haslam

I have nearly 17 years’ service with Derbyshire Constabulary and have spent the majority of my service in uniform, providing front line services to the residents of Derby City and South Derbyshire. This is a role that I am very passionate about.

During my service I have held many posts including Safer Neighbourhood officer, Missing persons officer and intelligence roles.

I have served as both a PC and Sgt in South Derbyshire but have been based on one of the City response teams since 2017.

In January 2019 I took charge of South Section SNT based at Swadlincote, a team which covers around 320sq miles of South Derbyshire. I am looking forward to speaking to the communities of South Derbyshire and finding out about the issues that affect and matter to you the most. I am very keen to hear from the more rural communities about the issues they face as I understand they can feel isolated. The team already work hard to combact rural crime and I look forward to further enhancing our response to these issues.

Professionally and operationally my main interests are roads policing, targeting organised crime, proactive intelligence-led work and safeguarding our vulnerable people. For me it’s also about targeting those people who choose to adversely affect our communities the most and bringing them to justice.

I look forward to a continuing the great relationship with our partner agencies and we will work together to do what we can to make a safer South Derbyshire.

My message is clear. If you chose to come to South Derbyshire to commit crime or anti-social behavior, we will find you and bring you to justice.

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.