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Detective Constable Transferees


Derbyshire Constabulary currently has an exciting opportunity for experienced detective constables to transfer to Derbyshire. We’re increasing our detective numbers with a variety of posts available including divisional CID posts, specialist roles in Public Protection and dedicated covert teams. 

About detective transfers to Derbyshire

As a transferee you’ll begin your time with Derbyshire Constabulary working in our area-based CID hubs in order to gain a good understanding of the county and the types of crime here. You’ll then have the opportunity to move on to a specialised crime team.

This includes:

  • our renowned regional unit (the East Midlands Special Operations Unit) dealing with Major Crime, Serious and Organised Crime and Counter-Terrorism across five forces.
  • a number of brand-new teams covering online abuse, modern slavery, high tech crime, foreign national offending and historic child sex.

About the county

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.

Apply for this role

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.

Officers applying for this role must have current or recent operational experience. 

As well as applications from officers currently serving in Home Office forces, we are able to consider applications from serving officers with a non-Home Office force through shortlisting and to interview in the first instance. At that stage, if successful at interview, we will carefully consider the officer’s training record and what additional training would be required on appointment. We will also take into account if we are able to provide the required training.

Based on the officer’s training record we will also need to consider what roles are available to the applicant and cannot, at the early stages of the application, guarantee that an offer will be made or that an offer will be made within a specific timeframe. This will depend on the training etc. of the individual applicant.

Derbyshire Constabulary are utilising Positive Action, and encouraging people from under-represented communities to apply. More information on Positive Action can be found on our Valuing People, Valuing Difference pages:

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

The closing date for this campaign is 11:55pm on Wednesday, Ocober 31, 2018. This date is subject to change and will be reviewed based on the number of applications received.

Apply for the role 

The application form and job description are both available on our e-recruitment website which allows you to track the progress of your application. Click the button below to apply for this role.


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