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Community safety

Crime, fear of crime and anti-social behaviour is an important consideration in the quality of life of local communities.


Cybersecurity Awareness Month

We're pleased to be working with Derbyshire Police and Education Data Hub to host a series of free public webinars to support Cybersecurity Awareness Month. The campaign is planned by the National Cybersecurity Alliance in America, which last year was supported in 129 countries worldwide.

In 2023, there are 4 key behaviours that are being promoted to internet users to help keep them safe from cybercrime. These are:

  • strong passwords and password management
  • multi-factor authentication
  • recognising and reporting phishing
  • updating software

We have webinars planned to take place across the month, which are all free to attend. We will be exploring these 4 behaviours in more detail, as well as more specialised advice to suit the target audience.

The target audience is different for each webinar. You can sign up using the following links:

Report anti-social behaviour

Graffiti, vandalism, verbal abuse, fly tipping, dog fouling, litter, noise - report it through the Safer Derbyshire website.

Report anti-social behaviour

Compared to other areas of the country we have low levels of crime but our aim remains to reduce crime, disorder and the fear of crime in the county.

Across Derbyshire, different agencies are committed to working in partnership to reduce crime and risks to safety and to maintain quality of life for people who live, work and visit the area.

Safer Derbyshire has information about community safety. This includes information about home security, reporting anti-social behaviour and personal safety.

We develop, deliver and arrange a wide range of free community safety training for partner agencies in Derbyshire.

You can also apply for an Action Grant for community safety projects.

Counter-terrorism and Prevent

We're committed to protecting our local communities and keeping them safe from terrorism and other violent extremism.

The current threat from terrorism and other violent extremism requires us all to look out for activity or behaviour which strikes us as out of place in normal day-to-day life and to report it to the police.

If you're worried that someone you know is being exploited by extremists, expressing extreme views or hatred which could lead them to harming themselves or others, you can make a referral to get them support through a Home Office programme called Prevent.

The role of Prevent is to help people susceptible to radicalisation move away from extremism.

Working with partners, Prevent helps people to move away from extremism and find a new direction by putting the right package of support in place, which could be from health, through a school, or with a local community group or mentor.

There are certain behaviours you can watch out for that we often see when someone is being led down the path of extremism.

Visit ACT Early to find out more about the signs that someone may be vulnerable to radicalisation.

Make a Prevent referral