Chief Officers

Derbyshire Constabulary is led by a team of chief officers headed by the Chief Constable, Mick Creedon.

Chief Officers

Chief Constable

Mick Creedon took over as Chief Constable on October 1st 2007. He started his career at Leicestershire Constabulary at the age of 22 after graduating from the University of Manchester. He spent the majority of his service working as a detective and rose to head up the specialist crime department before moving to Derbyshire Constabulary in 2003 as Assistant Chief Constable (Operations).

In 2006 he moved to work as the national co-ordinator on serious and organised crime for the Association of Chief Police Officers, where he held the rank of Deputy Chief Constable.



PeteGoodmanDeputy Chief Constable 

Peter Goodman. Details to follow.










ACCBillMcWilliamAssistant Chief Constable (Crime and Territorial Policing)

ACC Bill McWilliam is responsible for divisional policing, including reactive officers and Safer Neighbourhood teams, as well the force's Crime Support unit, which handles the investigation of crime as well as intelligence functions.







Assistant Chief Constable (Operational Support) 

ACC Gary Knighton is responsible for the Operational Support team - which includes Roads Policing, Task Force and the Armed Response Unit - as well as Criminal Justice, Contact Management, Special Constabulary and volunteers.  







Director of Finance & Business Services 

Terry Neaves is responsible for ensuring all financial activities undertaken within the force are administered in accordance with statutory requirements and best professional practice.






You can get in touch with our chief officer team by using our online form. 

Divisional Commanders

Divisional Commander, High Peak & Derbyshire Dales

Chief Superintendent Karl Smethem is the senior officer responsible for the  High Peak & Derbyshire Dales area.

Divisional Commander, Chesterfield, North East Derbyshire, Amber Valley & Bolsover

Chief Superintendent Debbie Mathews is the senior officer responsible for the Chesterfield, North East Derbyshire, Amber Valley & Bolsover area.

Divisional Commander, Derby, Derby South & Erewash

Chief Superintendent Jack Atwal is the senior officer responsible for the Derby, Derby South & Erewash area.

Head of Operational Support

Chief Superintendent Richard Oldknow is head of numerous units offering specialist support across Derbyshire. These include firearms, roads policing, collision investigation, dogs and the helicopter.


Head of Crime Support

Chief Superintendent Debbie Platt is head of the Crime Support department. She is responsible for the specialist crime support sections who investigate the most serious and organised crime in the county.

Head of HR Services

Phil Mason is the head of the HR Services department. He is responsible for the human resources facilities of the force covering employee relations, recruitment, training amongst other responsibilities.

Head of Legal Services

Craig Sutherland is the head of the East Midlands Legal Services Team. This department offers legal support for both Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire's police forces.

Head of Corporate Communications

Jonathan Leach is the head of the Corporate Communications section. This section aims to strengthen through the communication the relationships between the force and its communities, its partners and the media. The section is made up of distinct areas, which are media relations, electronic communication (Internet and Intranet), consultation, marketing, internal communication, public relations, design and printing, and quality awards.

East Midlands Strategic Commercial Unit

Ronnie Peters is director of the Strategic Commercial Unit. This department manages the contracts the force - and the region - holds with suppliers, and also any procurement that Derbyshire Constabulary engages in, to ensure best value for money.

Head of Assets

David Vaughan is the head of the Assets department. This department manages the buildings and infrastructure of the force, ensuring that the buildings and land that the force owns is correctly and safely managed.

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