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Police Constable IPLDP (DP23)


Salary: £26,232 - £43,032

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Closing date: 7th June, 2023

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Join us as an operational officer it's a unique role with unique demands that are ever-changing. You need to be adaptable to change and ready to think on your feet.

This route is for the Police Constable traditional programme (IPLDP).

Being a Police Constable means never knowing what's going to happen next. You'll be working long hours, typically 12-hour shifts, you'll be in contact with the widest variety of people, and you'll be expected to act with integrity at all times - even when you're out of uniform.

At the same time, it's a role that can give you some of the best and proudest days of your life. From protecting the vulnerable and saving lives to just making your local community feel safer, it's exciting, diverse and vitally important.

In return, you will have the benefit of working for a creative, forward-thinking force that is dedicated to keeping Derbyshire a safe place to live, work and visit.

Our community is incredibly diverse, so we should be, too. That’s why we’re working hard to build an inclusive workforce, where you can be yourself. Whoever you are. Wherever you’re from. We are currently under-represented in a number of areas and recognise that this message needs to reach talented individuals who can add diverse skills and experiences to our organisation.


Training and Cohort

You are anticipated to start in December 2023 or cohorts in 2024. Your training will last for 31 weeks and throughout this period your leave will be pre-booked.



To be eligible to apply you will need:

  • hold 2 A levels or a level 3 that is equivalent qualification in any subject or are in your last year of study
  • or are a current serving PCSO, who has completed your professional development plan, passed your probationary period at the time of application and are up to date with all mandatory training
  • or are a current serving Special Constable who has attained independent patrol status at the time of application, who is consistently completing sixteen hours per month and is up to date with all mandatory training
  • hold a driving licence by the offer stage, which is typically 6 weeks prior to the start of the cohort

Please review the qualification guidance attached to check your qualification before you submit your application.


Our Recruitment Process and Guidance

You may find it useful to visit our police officer recruitment pages which can be found here:

  • Stage 1 – Eligibility Questions and National Sift
  • Stage 2 – Application Form
  • Stage 3 – Online Assessment Centre
  • Stage 4 – National Interview and Assessment
  • Stage 5 – Pre-employment

Recruitment will close on Wednesday, 7June 2023 at 23.55.

Once we have sufficient applications, we may close this campaign earlier than expected.

Good luck!

To find out more, register for our upcoming information webinars:

18th May at 16:30, follow the link below to register:

IPLDP (traditional route) Application Webinar - Shared HR Service Centre (

3rd June at 10:00am, follow the link below to register: 

IPLDP (traditional route) Application Webinar - Shared HR Service Centre (

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.