The police inspector for Ilkeston is moving to a station in Derby and will not be replaced with a dedicated inspector for the town.
Inspector Nick Daines has headed up the town’s police force for five years but is being moved to Derby as a result of changes to the force caused by budget cuts.
This will mean that the inspector for Long Eaton, Katie Andrews, will now cover both towns.
Writing in his final column for the Tiser, inspector Daines said: “ I’m moving on to replace a retiring colleague at another station.
“Inspector Katie Andrews, who is currently the section inspector at Long Eaton, will take over and be in charge of a larger Erewash policing area.”
Over the five years he has been at Ilkston he has seen a he reduction in crime and anti-social behaviour which, he says, has given him immense professional satisfaction.
A spokeswoman for Derbyshire Police reassured people that Ilkeston will still be effectively policed.
She said: “From October 1, Inspector Katie Andrews will manage policing in the towns of Ilkeston and Long Eaton, which we believe is a more efficient use of recourses.”
“There will be no change in the number of safer neighbourhood or response officers in either town and we are confident that residents will see no difference in the level of service they receive from the force.”
Since 2010 Derbyshire police has seen an estimated £25m cut from its budget.