Our People

Derbyshire Constabulary has more than 3,500 people working for the organisation, with over half the number being police officers and the others being a mix of Police Community Support Officers, police staff and volunteers.

Our police officers perform a wide range of duties. These include responding to emergency calls, providing a reassuring presence in the community in conjunction with our Police Community Support Officers, helping protect the public from violence, supporting victims or witnesses of crime, and investigating complex cases. 

Officers also work in specialist departments such as the Dog Section, Roads Policing and the helicopter unit. Police officers work alongside our Police Community Support Officers to provide our communities with a dedicated policing presence, along with our partners.

Our police staff provide support to our policing operations. Our analysts, for example, collate and study information to help detect and reduce crime.  We employ call handling staff to provide a professional response to calls from the public and front-counter personnel who deal with the public at our enquiry offices.  We also employ specialists - like any other business - to manage our corporate services. These include human resources, finance and IT.

Our volunteers perform a range of roles: Special Constables who hold all of the powers of a police officer, office-based volunteers who work behind the scenes, and cadets as our youngest members.

Whether police officers, police staff or volunteers, all of our people share our commitment to providing a high quality policing service to everyone in Derbyshire.  Everyone also shares our force values of respect, integrity, responsibility, innovation and performance.

Do you need a quick answer to a general question? Then we recommend you visit the national Ask The Police web site.