NICE visit from Alan Charles Police and Crime Commissioner :
Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Charles visited Gamesley Football Club on Tuesday (1st March), to present the club with a plaque, which details the club’s success in gaining £16,500 from the Commissioner’s NICE fund.
The NICE (Neighbourhoods Investing Criminal Earnings) fund was established by the Commissioner, using funds seized from Criminals using the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) which was introduced by the Labour Government in 2002.
At the time of the NICE Fund been announced Commissioner Charles said:
“Our POCA officers work very hard to ensure that crime doesn’t pay in Derbyshire and I’m delighted that through their tenacity and commitment we are able to reinvest the ill-gotten gains of criminals in the County into making our communities safer.
The Commissioner added: “Offenders should never be allowed to profit from their criminal activities and it is only right and just that we pursue them to recover their illegal gains and redistribute this money into pressing areas of crime prevention.”
The grant will be used to make improvements to the dressing rooms, along with new fencing around the pitch.