‘Award For Crimefighter A successful crimefighter has been honoured with a top award after working with police to bring offenders to justice and reduce anti-social behaviour. Cllr Brian Murray-Carr, Bolsover District councillor and community safety chief, received a Derbyshire Constabulary Celebrating Achievement framed certificate during a prestigious ceremony at force headquarters. Insp David Stone, of Bolsover police, said: “We’ve done a lot of joint operations together to tackle crime and nuisance behaviour and our partnership is second to none.
“Cllr Murray-Carr has helped set up many initiatives which have resulted in arrests and convictions for all kinds of offences with effective reductions in crime. “He has gone on patrols, talks to people and takes concerns to heart and sees problems through to the end until they’ve been resolved.” Cllr Murray-Carr has helped set up schemes in Bolsover, Shirebrook, Clowne and across the district aimed at improving the quality of life for troubled residents.
They have included crackdowns on under-age drinking, off-road motorcyclists, fuel thefts, vandalism, nuisance neighbours and drug-dealing as well as introducing CCTV programmes. Speaking about his award Cllr Murray-Carr said: “I’m delighted with this honour and look forward to continuing work with police and communities.”‘