Derbyshire Police Federation

Federation congratulates new PCC

7 May 2024

Derbyshire’s new Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) will need to quickly get to grip with the crisis in policing when she officially takes up her post on Thursday, says the chair of Derbyshire Police Federation.

Tony Wetton was commenting after Labour & Co-operative candidate Nicolle Ndiweni topped the polls in last Thursday’s PCC elections.

Nicolle received 93,260 votes while Conservative Angelique Foster, who had been PCC since 2021, secured 65,293 to come second in the election.

“We congratulate Nicolle on her election as our PCC and look forward to working with her to help shape the future of policing in Derbyshire,” says Tony.

Pay and morale

“Hopefully, we will be able to sit down with her soon to discuss the concerns of our members, with many issues having been highlighted by our recent pay and morale survey.

“While many of these are beyond the control of the PCC, there are areas where she can make a difference to the working lives of police officers, and their police staff colleagues, so it will be interesting to hear her plans.


Labour & Co-operative candidate Nicolle Ndiweni is the new PCC.


“I think she will need to quickly get to grips with the crisis in policing so that she can then put in place strategies for bringing about improvements.”

While campaigning for election, Nicolle, who has a background in criminology and international relations and has experience in the public and private sectors, pledged to increased police officer and staff numbers.

Positive change

“My passion lies in ensuring that individuals are protected from harm and have the necessary support when they need it. I am dedicated to creating positive and transformative changes in our area,” she explained in her campaigning materials.

“Collaboration is key to achieving our goals. By working together with residents, the police force, partnership organisations, political and community leaders, we can build a safer and stronger community. My hope is that through a strategic, fair and holistic approach, we can reduce crime and anti-social behaviour, promote preventative initiatives, and provide support to victims and those impacted by crime."

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