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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.

Sergeant Vacancies

Derbyshire Constabulary is 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.

We are currently looking for additional Sergeants to support our Custody Team.  The expectation would be that any transferees would commit to 2 years in a Custody role before applying for other positions within the Constabulary.

We would like to invite applications from substantive Sergeants or Constables on promotion to the rank of Sergeant who will help us reinforce and monitor our core standards:

  • Leaving a professional, respectful, and positive impression on those we deal with
  • Making sure things are dealt with right first time
  • Making a suitable assessment of threat and risk
  • Providing a proportionate and professional response
  • Recognising and addressing vulnerability in all its forms
  • Undertaking a good quality of investigation with the victim at the heart of it

Newly promoted Sergeants are likely to be initially posted into a response role to help them complete their Work Based Assessment prior to moving into custody.

If you believe you have the leadership skills we’re looking for we’d like to hear from you.

Please send your CV with a covering email detailing why you would like to join us to the following email address: HRLeadershipandTalent@Derbyshire.PNN.Police.UK

The closing date for applications is 9th January 2023. Interviews will be held over the week beginning 30th January.



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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