A Career With Us

A career with Derbyshire Constabulary offers rewarding and challenging opportunities in a variety of roles.

We are a high performing organisation, currently on track to deliver our tenth consecutive year of crime reduction for the people of Derbyshire.

Joining our team in any of our varied roles, whether as an officer, a member of police staff or a volunteer, means that you’ll play a part in assisting the force to deliver our commitment to our local communities.

Take a look around our careers section to see what we can offer you, and also read about the core values which underpin everything we do.

What role will you play?

Derbyshire Constabulary employs over 3,800 people. There are many, many different roles within this, but can be covered by three distinct areas:

Police officers

Our police officers are in the forefront of our policing service; preventing and detecting crime, providing reassurance to victims and witnesses, and generally making our communities safer.

Within this profession is the opportunity to be promoted and specialise, such enhancing their investigative skills and tackling large investigations by becoming a detective, or forming part of such teams as Roads Policing, Dog Section or Armed Response.

Transferee armed response officers

We're currently accepting transferees from other forces who are existing authorised firearms officers.

Find out more about the opportunities within Derbyshire's Armed Response Unit.

Police Community Support Officers

Uniformed civilians with a specialised set of legal powers.

The role of the PCSO is to provide a highly-visible presence, working within the local community as part of a Safer Neighbourhood team to identify local issues and tackling them in partnership with the team’s police officers, local authorities and other agencies.

Police staff

Our police staff provide support for frontline policing operations and provide a wide range of support services. There are many varied roles within Derbyshire Constabulary, offering opportunities for those looking to start a career or established professionals looking to join a high-performing organisation.

Derbyshire Constabulary works in partnership with a number of other police forces and with other organisations in the county. From time to time we may advertise vacancies with these partner organisations. Where this is the case, the recruitment process may differ from our usual process, so please check the instructions carefully.

Please note that this jobs section of the website is for those who are interested in paid employment with us. If you wish to volunteer with us, then please see our volunteering section.

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