Derbyshire Constabulary is led by a team of chief officers headed by the Chief Constable, Mick Creedon.
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.
Deputy Chief Constable
Alan Goodwin joined Derbyshire Constabulary after completing his 'A' Levels at Buxton College Grammar School. He was appointed to the post of Assistant Chief Constable in Derbyshire in January 2000 and became Deputy Chief Constable in April 2003.
Assistant Chief Constable (Crime and Territorial Policing)
Steve Cotterill joined the Constabulary in 1983 and served in a large number of posts throughout the county. Over the past six years as Detective Chief Superintendent he was in charge of the Crime Support department investigating serious crime.
Assistant Chief Constable (Operational Support)
ACC Dee Collins joined the Cleveland Police in 1987 and has spent most of her service in operational roles. She also served in Cumbria Constabulary before joining Derbyshire Constabulary in April 2007.
Whilst in Cleveland she became their first female officer to work on their Armed Response Team.
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.
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Divisional Commander, High Peak & Derbyshire Dales
Gary Knighton is the senior officer responsible for the High Peak & Derbyshire Dales area. In policing terms, this is known more specifically as 'B' Division.
Divisional Commander, Chesterfield, North East Derbyshire, Amber Valley & Bolsover
Karl Smethem is the senior officer responsible for the Chesterfield, North East Derbyshire, Amber Valley & Bolsover area. In policing terms, this is known more specifically as 'C' Division.
Divisional Commander, Derby, Derby South & Erewash
Jack Atwal is the senior officer responsible for the Derby, Derby South & Erewash area. In policing terms, this is known more specifically as 'D' Division.
Head of Operational Support
Garry Sherwood 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
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.
Head of Contract Services
John Parsons is the head of the Contract Services department. This department manages the contracts the force holds with suppliers, and also any procurement that the force 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.