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DC Transferee DE21a


Salary: £24777 - £41130

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Closing date: 8th August, 2021

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Detective Constable Transferee
Derbyshire Constabulary is actively recruiting experienced detectives to join our team. As a Detective Constable with Derbyshire, you will help us to keep our communities safe by focusing on identifying and protecting the vulnerable members of our community.
We are increasing the numbers of experienced detectives in each of our Public Protection Units. PPU deals with a full range of serious and complex crime investigation including child abuse including that on line, children at risk of exploitation, rape and serious sexual violence as well as domestic abuse. Detectives with this type of experience are highly encouraged to apply.
Derbyshire is a predominantly rural area which includes large parts of the Peak District National Park, offering opportunities for an outdoor lifestyle and an enhanced quality of life. However, we also have vibrant urban centres in the city of Derby and the town of Chesterfield. Our central location, with excellent transport links and trains taking you to London in 90 minutes, suiting those who also enjoy the city life or like to escape and travel on their rest days.
Derbyshire Constabulary has recently been assessed as “good” across all areas by HMIC, with our report stating “the force provides a good service in identifying and responding to the needs of vulnerable people, including victims of domestic abuse. It continues to improve the quality of crime investigations. I have been particularly impressed by the force’s outstanding work on disrupting the activity of organised crime groups.”
We have responded well to the financial pressures of recent years and our current restructuring will enable us to develop and improve further.

To deliver excellent service, we’re dedicated to maximising your unique potential. So, we’re developing our plans for cultural change, based on our principles of doing the right thing, making a difference and shaping the future. The aim is to build a positive workplace that supports each individual to reach their full potential and invests in our leaders at every level.

If you are an accredited Detective Constable, with skills and experience in managing a range of complex investigations, we would love to hear from you.
You must be:
- Substantive in the rank of Constable
- Evidence of completion of ICIPD and competency at PIP level 2
- Experience of working in a CID environment
- Knowledge and understanding of Guardian, RIPA and NIM
- Full manual driving licence
- Prepared to use own vehicle and undertake assessment to drive Derbyshire police vehicles
- No outstanding discipline or integrity issues with current force.
For this vacancy we are only able to accept applications from currently serving officers wishing to transfer and not applicants with previous police service who wish to re-join. Applicants from British Transport Police may apply but there application will be reviewed at the shortlisting stage before a decision is made.

The Recruitment Process
Stage 1: Your application – You will need to provide evidence of why you wish to transfer to Derbyshire Constabulary and what challenges do you think you will encounter.

Stage 2: Interview – this will be with two senior officers who will be assessing you against the competencies required for a Constable, and also your commitment to Derbyshire Constabulary and the challenges that we face as a County (details of whether this will be conducted in person or online will be confirmed closer to the time).
Stage 3: Pre–employment checks – If you are successful at the interview you will be invited in for a medical and fitness test. If you pass both the medical and fitness test we will also carry out vetting checks and contact your current force HR department and line manager for employment references.
Stage 4: Final Offer – If all of the above checks are met satisfactorily, we will write to you offering you a position with Derbyshire Constabulary.
Please do not serve your notice to your current force until you have received your final offer letter in writing.
Please note that the three-week induction will need to be completed on a full-time basis. The induction may be reduced based on your previous training. For Officers from forces using NICHE an alternative start date may be considered on a case by case basis.
Please check the for more information about the force.
A relocation package is available if you meet the eligibility criteria. Any queries regarding the relocation scheme and its application please email

Police Stations

Derbyshire Constabulary
Butterley Hall

Working for the constabulary

Policing in Derbyshire takes more than 3,500 people in a wide range of roles. Around half of these are police officers, but we also have a variety of police staff. From police community support officers to police staff and volunteers, we all play an equally important role in protecting the people of Derbyshire.

It’s a vibrant, challenging and rewarding place to work and we’re committed to equality and diversity. We aim to create a constabulary that truly reflects the communities we serve. As part of this, we promote Positive Action. This means when you apply to join us, as well as assessing you on merit, we’ll look at your application according to our need and in line with current legislation to actively encourage a more diverse workforce.