Following an internal review, Derbyshire Constabulary are increasing their Detective numbers and are looking for experienced Detective Constables to join their team.

Read the following from Derbyshire HR:

We want to increase the numbers of experienced detectives in our area-based CID hubs, dealing with a full range of crime investigation. For officers with appropriate experience, we also have vacancies available in Public Protection. We can provide you with career opportunities to join our renowned regional unit (the East Midlands Special Operations Unit) dealing with Major Crime, Serious and Organised Crime and Counter-Terrorism across five forces. We are investing in our response to online abuse, high tech crime, foreign national offending and historic child sex abuse and there will be future opportunities in these areas too.

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 and our central location, with excellent transport links and trains taking you to London in 90 minutes, suits those who also enjoy the city life or like to escape and travel on their rest days.

Derbyshire Constabulary has recently been assessed as “good” across all areas by HMIC, with our report stating “the force provides a good service in identifying and responding to the needs of vulnerable people, including victims of domestic abuse. It continues to improve the quality of crime investigations. I have been particularly impressed by the force’s outstanding work on disrupting the activity of organised crime groups.”

We have responded well to the financial pressures of recent years and our current restructuring will enable us to develop and improve further.

If you are an accredited Detective Constable, with skills and experience in managing a range of complex investigations, we would love to hear from you.

You must be:

Substantive in the rank of Constable
Evidence of completion of ICIPD and competency at PIP level 2
Experience of working in a CID environment
Knowledge and understanding of Guardian, RIPA and NIM
If you are a rejoiner you must have previously completed your probationary period and must have resigned within the last five years.
Full manual driving licence
Prepared to use own vehicle and undertake an assessment to drive Derbyshire police vehicles
No outstanding discipline or integrity issues with current force.

The Recruitment Process

Stage 1: Your application – You will need to provide evidence of why you wish to transfer to Derbyshire Constabulary and what challenges do you think you will encounter.

Stage 2: Interview – this will be with two senior officers who will be assessing you against the competencies required for a Constable, and also your commitment to Derbyshire Constabulary and the challenges that we face as a County.

Stage 3: Pre-employment checks – If you are successful at the interview you will be invited in for a medical and fitness test. If you pass both the medical and fitness test we will also carry out vetting checks and contact your current force HR department and line manager for employment references.

Stage 4: Final Offer – If all of the above checks are met satisfactorily, we will write to you offering you a position with Derbyshire Constabulary.

Please do not serve your notice to your current force until you have received your final offer letter in writing.

Please note that the three-week induction will need to be completed on a full-time basis. The induction may be reduced based on your previous training. For Officers from forces using NICHE, an alternative start date may be considered on a case by case basis.

You can find the role and apply HERE.

A relocation package is available if you meet the eligibility criteria. Any queries regarding the relocation scheme and its application please email