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Make your experience count

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
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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.

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Chief Superintendent and Superintendent Transferee Opportunities

We have a transfer opportunity for a Chief Superintendent and a Superintendent on either level-transfer or promotion.

We have a transfer opportunity for a Chief Superintendent and a Superintendent on either level-transfer or promotion.

Under the leadership of our recently-formed Chief Officer team, we are focussed on a programme of cultural change and service improvement with a particular focus on delivering a high quality of service to the public, bringing offenders to justice and protecting the vulnerable. 

The Chief Superintendent will lead one of our operational Divisions or our Crime Support Department and we welcome applications from candidates with either operational or crime backgrounds who can take a leading role in driving the force forward.

The Superintendent will be considered for any of our divisional or departmental roles dependent on the skills and experience they bring with them.

We are looking for senior officers with a track record of achieving results who are comfortable providing clear direction, support and local governance to help their teams improve performance in areas defined by our priorities.

Our priorities are: 

1. We will fight crime, proactively bring offenders to justice, and protect the most vulnerable from harm.

2. We will challenge each other to deliver a consistently good service to the public, that they trust.

3. We will be more responsive to the public by building and developing our most visible areas of policing.

4. We will look to the long-term, working with the PCC and other partners, to understand and prevent crime, and tackle the root causes of harm, all of which place demands upon our services.

5. Equality, inclusivity, fairness, and transparency – internally and externally – will drive everything that we do to ensure trust and legitimacy.

6. We will support each other, paying special attention to our own mental health and wellbeing.

Application is via a CV and covering email – we’d like to understand your skills and experience to see how you would complement our existing leadership and why a move to our county would be attractive to you. If you would like any further information please email

The closing date for applicants for the Superintendent vacancy is Monday 27th November with interview dates scheduled for the 7th December.

The closing date for the Chief Superintendent vacancy is 3rd December with interviews being held on the 20th December.

Please forward your CV and cover email to HRLeadershipandTalent@Derbyshire.Police.UK


PC and DC Transferee Opportunities

Derbyshire Constabulary will be opening recruitment for both experienced detectives and serving police constables in the new year.

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.

As a Police Constable, you will have a passion for serving the communities of Derbyshire and promote equality and diversity in all you do, every day. And you’ll find our flexible policies and practices meet your individual needs, while supporting our values and ethos

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.

Please note that on this occasion we are not accepting applications from re-joiners to Derbyshire police and any applications from British Transport Police will be reviewed at shortlist.

Further details on how to apply will be provided in the new year.





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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