Derbyshire residents given info through police messaging service

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More than 20,000 people now receive information from Derbyshire police through the force’s popular messaging system.

Derbyshire Alert Community Messaging now has 23,000 subscribers across the county.

Safer Neighbourhood policing teams have been out and about across the county, raising awareness of the free Derbyshire Alert messaging service and encouraging people to sign up.

Officers have been talking to the public about how they can benefit from the scheme by keeping up-to-date with policing issues in their community. 

The free messaging service uses email, text messages and voicemail recordings to alert people to any crimes, suspicious activity, events, public meetings and other issues relating to police.

It is designed so users who sign up to the system can choose what types of information they receive concerning local crime, crime prevention, community events and good news to the public.

To find out more about Derbyshire Alert and to sign up to the service, visit or

You can also call 101 and speak to your local Safer Neighbourhood team officers about signing up, or pick up a registration form from any force enquiry office.