Report highlights work to protect Derbyshire people from dangerous offenders
Friday 28th October 2016 @ 15:20 by Adam Higgins
Glossop Chronicle News

A report, published annually by Derbyshire Police, highlights the work done in Derbyshire to protect people from dangerous offenders.

The Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) describes how the arrangements work and explains steps that can be taken if a person is identified as being particularly dangerous.

In 2015-16, MAPPA covered 1,437 offenders in Derbyshire – 53 more compared to last year – while there were 1,106 registered sex offenders – an increase of 51 from the previous 12 months.

Assistant Chief Constable Bill McWilliam, who chairs the MAPPA board, said: “Safeguarding the public from violent and sexual crime continues to be one of the highest priorities for agencies across Derbyshire.

“The crimes these offenders are responsible for greatly affect the lives of victims, their friends and families and can in turn cause fear in local communities.”