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Make your experience count

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.


Bring your skills to Derbyshire

Transfer to us

This is an exciting time to be working for us. Policing in Derbyshire is a challenge like no other, and will bring new opportunities for even the most experienced officer. Expand your skills and build an exceptional career here with us, set against the backdrop of working in one of England's most exciting counties.

The size, diversity and importance of our organisation means that we have a huge range of potential career paths, spanning different areas of policing and specialisms. Working with you to understand your skill-set we will post you based on your needs and ours.

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The recruitment process

Our selection process is simple – you're already an experienced officer and that speaks volumes! Once you've submitted your application form, we'll review this to understand your expertise and experience to match you to a role. As part of this we'll check you meet our eligibility criteria – if you're a current serving officer who is meeting the day-to-day requirements of their role, you'll likely have no issue here.

We'll review your situation when you apply and guide you through anything you need to do and through our pre-employment process. If your application is successful, you will be invited to attend our HQ in Ripley for an assessment. This may include an interview and a presentation. We will provide you with full details prior to your attendance.

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How you'll be trained

We arrange an induction for you, so you can get to know us. We'll arrange any relevant training courses for you to help you settle into your new position. You will likely notice a change in pace and demand through your training, but you will be able to call upon your own experience and the support of others around you through this period. There will be highly experienced and skilled officers around you who will always be there to help or assist.

Beyond your initial training, we aim to support the continuous professional development of our officers. There is a wide range of development prospects at Derbyshire Constabulary, whether promotional or a lateral move. Upon transferring to us, you can be confident you’ll be working with a professional team of people. We are committed to working together to ensure we deliver on our promises of making our diverse communities safer.

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Entry requirements

In order to transfer to us, you will need to:

  • Be serving (or have served) with a Home Office force. Officers from non-Home Office forces will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Officers wishing to transfer must have completed their probationary period and currently employed at a national force.
  • officers wishing to transfer must have completed their probationary period and currently employed at a national force.
  • have no outstanding disciplinary or integrity issues.
  • have resided in the UK for three years immediately prior to submitting your application
  • hold a full manual driving licence.
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What we can offer you



Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship
You’ll start with a salary of £23,556, this will rise to £26,682 in year two and £27,804 in year three.

Police Constable and Detective Degree Holder Entry Programme
You’ll start with a salary of £26,679 moving to a further increase after 12 months service.

Police Community Support Officers, Special Constable or Detective Staff Investigators
If at the time of applying you hold any of these roles, your salary will be £26,682.

After seven years your expected salary will be £43,032.



All police officers and staff are able to join one of our pension schemes - and we’d highly recommend doing it. As a police officer you'll have the option to retire at 60.

As a member of our police staff, you can join the Local Government Pension Scheme. It’s one of the largest public sector pension schemes in the UK, with 4.6 million members.

You can also join a recognised national scheme provided by our chosen administrator. Both of these schemes offer final salary, plus other benefits such as life cover or ill health benefits.


Funded learning

Funded learning

We are offering new funded learning entry routes into policing:

The Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA)

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

Whichever route you choose, you'll 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.

Annual leave

Annual leave

We recognise the hard work and effort of all our staff by making sure they’re adequately rewarded with time off. As a police officer, you’ll receive 22 days’ holiday, rising to 30 days according to length of service. (This is in addition to public holidays).

We also provide a number of other forms of leave, including maternity, paternity and adoption leave, special leave with and without pay, carers leave, parental leave and career breaks of up to five years.

Flexible working

Flexible working

Nine-to-five isn’t for everyone. That’s why we encourage flexible working. Flexible working patterns that help you balance your working life with other commitments and interests you may have. While there’s normally a qualifying period, we’ll always look at each case individually and on its own merits.

We’ll consider all requests and try to accommodate them provided they fit in with operational demands. In short, we strive to be a flexible employer, but we expect you to be flexible too. For example, you couldn't suddenly stop and go home in the middle of a suspect interview or while taking a victim statement just because your scheduled shift has ended.

When it comes to shifts, the good news is that you'll be advised of your shift pattern a year in advance. This allows you to plan your work-life balance accordingly. It’s all part of our commitment to providing a healthy working environment and improving the quality of life of everyone who works with us.



You’ll be encouraged to join a contributory health scheme and enjoy other benefits that include free eye tests and a contribution to glasses if you drive a police vehicle or a regular computer user.

Personal support and advice

Personal support and advice

We believe in looking after our people – and their families – in every way that we can. As well as a range of comprehensive support initiatives to help with your personal welfare and that of your family, we offer occupational health and welfare counselling, from psychotherapy to financial guidance.

We also run a number of development and mentoring schemes. And, as, as a member of the Police Federation and staff associations, you can be confident that the support and representation you need, should you need it, is there for you.

Sports and social

Sports and social

Our active Derbyshire Constabulary Sports Club is a hive of social and sporting activities. Indeed, there's always something new to try. Whether you enjoy playing in a team, are keenly competitive or simply looking for some satisfying sport at your own level, you can choose between tournaments and team games in sports that range from rugby to snooker.

As a Sports Club member, you’ll enjoy full exclusive access to our fitness suites too, while 'Days Out' corporate tickets are also available, allowing access for you and 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’s open to police officers and police staff, both serving and retired, as well as serving members of the Special Constabulary. It's easy to join, with direct payment from salary. And, membership allows you to bring your family along with you as well.

Other benefits

Other benefits

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

The Blue Light Card. Offering a wide range of discounts offered by retailers, restaurants and other businesses to police workers.

The Cycle2Work scheme. Enabling 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. 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.

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

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