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Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner Angelique Foster was elected to the role in 2021. She has been a key figure in local government for more than a decade.

The commissioner was appointed to the Board of the East Midlands Cyber Resilience Centre in July 2023. She also provides funding to the Business Crime Reduction Partnership which supports the work of the East Midlands Chamber in protecting businesses across Derbyshire.

Law-abiding citizens and victims of crime lie firmly at the heart of all the priorities in her Police and Crime Plan. Since being elected, Angelique has secured over £7.3 million in additional funding to boost community safety in Derbyshire and Derby City.

Her focus on strong local policing across the force area, alongside a relentless approach to raising standards has seen trailblazing approaches introduced to tackling rural crime, anti-social behaviour, violence against women and girls and support for victims of crime. To deliver on this work, the Commissioner has increased partnership working with key partners across the county to help roll out new initiatives that are tackling the priorities within her Police and Crime Plan.

The Commissioner is also a local County Councillor at Derbyshire County Council and as such has fulfilled a variety of responsibilities through the years, including as a Cabinet Member for Corporate Services and a Board Member of the Enterprise and Employment Board.

As Police and Crime Commissioner, she currently sits on a number of boards including the East Midlands Criminal Justice Board, Derbyshire and Derby Road Safety Partnership and both the Derbyshire and Derby City Safer Communities Board.

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