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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.

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

PC and DC Transferee Opportunities

Derbyshire Constabulary will be opening recruitment for both experienced detectives and serving police constables during May 2022.

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.

Apply now
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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

What we can offer you


We are proud of the inclusion and leadership within our force networks, and we firmly believe in looking after our people and their families. Here is a selection of some of our support networks:

  • Blue Light Champions – volunteers from within the organisation who provide mental health advice and signposting avenues of support to peers.
  • Mindfulness Champions – volunteers from within the organisation who help promote the practice of mindfulness to peers.
  • TRiM - Trauma Risk Management (Trauma Risk Management) – volunteers who offer assistance to reduce post-traumatic stress and offer peer support. 
  • Derbyshire Black Police Association (BPA)
  • LGBT+ support network 
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  • Higher than average* graduate salary for the East Midlands region (*HESA | Graduate outcome report 2022)
  • New Officers meeting expectations can expect to be earning 40k+ within 7 years
  • All staff are encouraged and supported to enrol in our attractive pension schemes
  • Choose to join a nationally recognised pension scheme that offers final salary and other benefits such as life cover and ill health benefits
  • As a police officer you have the option to retire at 60
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  • We recognise the importance of work/life balance and that’s why we are an equal opportunities employer which encourages everyone to be individual and themselves at all times
  • We offer competitive annual leave, starting as 22 days as a police officer, rising to 30 days according to length of service
  • We offer parental leave, special leave and career break schemes as well as a progressive and versatile flexible working programme, designed to compliment your other commitments, alongside operational demands
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We actively promote our hive of sports and social associations and we are delighted to be able to offer great discounts on leisure activities and days out as part of this. Our Sports Club offers include:

  • Choose between tournaments and team games in sports from rugby to snooker.
  • Enjoy full exclusive access to our fitness suites too
  • 'Days Out' corporate tickets are also available, allowing access for your family into places such as Chatsworth, Twycross Zoo, White Post Farm, and many more.
  • You can join the sports club for £5 per month.
  • Membership is open to police officers and police staff, both serving and retired, as well as serving members of the Special Constabulary
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We are offering new funded learning entry routes into policing:

  • The Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA)
  • The Police and Detective Constable Degree Holder Entry Programme (DHEP) 

Whichever route you choose, you will be employed as an officer from day one, and spend time training with experienced officers on the frontline whilst also working towards a fully funded degree or graduate diploma.

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On completing probation the following is available:

  • Police & Detective Constable - starting rank.
  • Sergeant - responsible for a team of constables
  • Inspector - typically oversee a shift of constables/sergeants
  • Chief Inspector - manage a specific geographical area
  • Superintendent – oversee a large department such as Specialist Ops
  • Chief Superintendent - responsible for a specific function such as Crime & Intelligence
  • Assistant Chief Constable - responsible for a business area such as Crime and Operations
  • Deputy Chief Constable - deputy and support for the Chief Constable 
  • Chief Constable - responsible for the effective running of Derbyshire Constabulary

As a police constable, you’ll be able to apply for specialist units. To find out more visit the College of Policing career pathways portal.

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As a member of Derbyshire Constabulary there are many other benefits you can take advantage of:

  • The Blue Light Card offers a wide range of discounts offered by retailers, restaurants and other businesses to police workers.
  • The Cycle2Work scheme enables you to loan a bike and he scheme enables you to loan a bike and equipment for commuting to and from work within a salary sacrifice scheme.
  • Boost is our employee benefits scheme, which is in place to save money on everyday purchases. Get cash back, buy instant vouchers or purchase reloadable gift cards at discount prices.

There are more reasons to join us here: What we can offer you.

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Authorised Firearms Officer and Police Firearms Instructor

The Armed Response Unit provides the central armed response for the county and niche specialist capability including Tactical Rifle, Close Protection and Mobile Armed Support to Surveillance. It also provides Firearms tactical advice for the force with the Firearms Support Unit.

The Armed Response Unit is an evolving group of professional officers who are highly trained and motivated. The teams have access to the most up-to-date equipment and training to ensure they can carry out their role and receive support and development within the unit. They have exposure to a modern state-of-the-art firing range which was completed in December 2017.

We are pleased to announce that for the Transferee Authorised Firearms Officer and Police Firearms Instructor opportunities only, we are able to offer an incentive payment. Each successful candidate will receive £1000. If you are a National Firearms Instructor, Tactical Advisor or Operational Firearms Commander an additional payment of £1000 is available. A maximum of £2000 per person in addition to the Relocation Scheme will be paid. The Recommend Derbyshire scheme also applies.

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.

Authorised Firearms Officer - Apply

Police Firearms Instructor - Apply