Crime Support department is responsible for the professional investigation of most serious and organised crime in Derbyshire. It comprises three specialist sections, employing around 200 highly skilled officers and 96 staff, sophisticated equipment and techniques.
Public protection’s responsibility is the safe monitoring of dangerous people and sex offenders and the professional investigation of child exploitation, child abuse and domestic violence offences. We also have a team of sexual offence liaison officers to address the needs of all rape victims, who are cared for at a dedicated facility specifically designed for victims of serious sexual offences.
Force intelligence/investigation provides a surveillance capability and investigative support to divisions. It manages the force’s sensitive intelligence gathering and also provides the strategic analytical capability.
The covert authorities bureau ensures all covert activity complies with the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act. The management of organised crime groups committing crime in Derbyshire is also coordinated in this arena.
We work closely with the East Midlands Special Operations Unit. Here Derbyshire officers and staff work united with officers and staff from across Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Northamptonshire to provide specialist response around homicide, serious and organised crime, kidnap, significant fraud investigations, cybercrime, asset recovery and confiscation, counter intelligence services and forensic services.
Our greatest challenge in the coming years is maintaining public confidence so that victims have the utmost trust in the service and that we respond to their needs.