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Detective Constable Transferees (DC21b)


Salary: £24777 - £41130

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Closing date: 30th June, 2022

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Following an internal review we are increasing our Detective numbers and are looking for experienced Detective Constables to join our team.

We want to increase the numbers of experienced detectives in our area-based CID hubs, dealing with a full range of crime investigation. For officers with appropriate experience, we also have vacancies available in Public Protection. We can provide you with career opportunities to join our renowned regional unit (the East Midlands Special Operations Unit) dealing with Major Crime, Serious and Organised Crime and Counter-Terrorism across five forces. We are investing in our response to online abuse, high tech crime, foreign national offending and historic child sex abuse and there will be future opportunities in these areas too.

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 and our central location, with excellent transport links and trains taking you to London in 90 minutes, suits those who also enjoy the city life or like to escape and travel on their rest days.

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.

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.

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 website for more information.

Details of the Recommend Derbyshire scheme are attached for your information, please make sure that you let the Recruitment Team know which officer recommended you to Derbyshire when you make your application.

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.