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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

PC and DC Transferee Opportunities

Derbyshire Constabulary is actively recruiting both experienced detectives and serving police constables 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.

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.

See how you can apply below.





How to apply

You can view the role profiles and apply to transfer to Derbyshire Constabulary via our eRecruitment portal via the links below.

PC Transferee - Role Profile

DC Transferee - Role Profile