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Could you make Derbyshire your home?

Derbyshire Constabulary are committed to providing a high-quality policing service to the people of Derbyshire.

To support this commitment we are looking to recruit individuals who share our passion for public service and have personal values that support our guiding principles:


  • Doing the right thing
  • Shaping the future
  • Making a difference

A welcome from our Chief Constable

I'm delighted that you've shown an interest in joining us here at Derbyshire Constabulary.

As you are no doubt aware, I’ve recently taken up the position of Chief Constable having served as Derbyshire’s deputy for eighteen months and as such I hope that you’ll believe me when I say that we really are a great organisation to work for, and that we have the potential to be one of the very best in the country.

Our people are at the heart of how we deliver our services within Derbyshire, driving forward change whilst ensuring that the county is a safe place to live, work and visit.

My focus as Chief Constable is on delivering a consistently first-rate service to all of our diverse communities – fighting crime, proactively bringing offenders to justice, looking after victims and protecting the vulnerable from harm.

Without the support of the people of Derbyshire we simply cannot succeed. Whatever role you play, you can expect to find yourself working in an organisation that respects our communities and strives to be responsive and receptive to their concerns and needs. 

I am passionate about equality, fairness and transparency, both internally and in the services that we deliver; this is fundamental to our primary principle of “Doing the Right Thing”.

I hope that you too will do the right thing for you, your career and the people of Derbyshire by joining a force that's ready to welcome talented people like yourself.

Working for Derbyshire

A diverse county

Derbyshire Constabulary has a strong and unequivocal commitment to delivering a high-quality policing service for everyone in Derbyshire – whether for our one million residents or our 10 million visitors to the Peak District.

We’re not the largest of forces but we make the headlines because we aren’t afraid to try new approaches, guided by our principles of doing the right thing, making a difference and shaping the future. 

Whilst our urban areas present some challenging policing problems, Derbyshire is a predominantly rural area, much of it within the Peak District National Park, offering opportunities for an outdoor lifestyle and an enhanced quality of life. Our central location, with excellent transport links, makes us accessible from most areas of the country.

Find out more about Derbyshire

Transferee Opportunities

We would like to invite applications from transferees at the substantive rank of Chief Inspector or substantive Inspectors seeking promotion to Chief Inspector who have a proven track record of people focused leadership.

We are looking for people who:

  • Will be visible change agents in support of our organisational goals and initiatives.
  • Are happy to move out of comfort zones and be flexible in taking measured risks to innovate and improve the service we provide.
  • Take personal responsibility for the performance of their teams, helping them share good practice and learn from mistakes.
  • Will commit to coaching, supporting and mentoring their teams, using our people development process to engage your team and improve performance.
  • Drive, prioritise and own personal development.
  • Challenge poor performance and behaviour whilst recognising and celebrating the achievement of those who do a good job.

In return we will:

  • Provide clear direction on your role and responsibility as a leader.
  • Stand behind you if you do the right thing for the right reasons.
  • Provide mechanisms for ongoing feedback and recognition alongside tools to help you manage your development.
  • Create an environment that recognises mistakes as a learning opportunity and supports efforts to innovate and continuously improve.
  • Support you to adapt or remove policy, process or tools that prevent you or your team from performing to the best of your ability.
  • Provide the opportunity to shape and drive our culture change agenda. We will support and develop those who are role models and challenge those who fail to step up to their responsibilities.

The closing date for applications is 9 October. Interviews will be held between 13 November to 24 November.

How to apply

If you like what we have to offer and believe you have the leadership skills our teams deserve we’d like to hear from you.

Please send your CV with a covering email detailing why you would like to join us and what skills and experience you would bring with you that would be of particular value to us, to the following email address by the deadline stated above: HRLeadershipandTalent@Derbyshire.Police.UK