Volunteer With Us

Volunteering with Derbyshire Constabulary offers rewarding and challenging opportunities in a variety of roles. You will become a member of the policing family that delivers a high class service to the communities we serve across the county of Derbyshire.  

Our commitment is to prevent and reduce crime, attack criminality, protect vulnerable people, provide reassurance and deliver value for money. We are a high performing organisation and have seen a 50% reduction in crime in Derbyshire over the past 11 years.

Joining our team means you will play a part in assisting the force to deliver our policing commitment to our local communities. You will have the chance to use your skills, and gain some new ones, together with the satisfaction of knowing you are helping your local community.

What role will you play?

Please note that this section of the website is for those who are interested in volunteering with us. If you wish to apply for paid work with us, then please see our section 'A Career with Us'.

Derbyshire Constabulary wishes to attract members of the community with a wide range of skills to join us as volunteers. We have developed a number of volunteering opportunities, both uniformed and non-uniformed.

These include:

Special Constables


Uniformed volunteer police officers, with the full range of police powers. To the average person in the street, there is nothing to distinguish that these officers are carrying out the role unpaid and in their spare time. 

Police Support Volunteers


In 2012 we started recruiting our first Police Support Volunteers (PSVs) to work with police officers and police staff in the High Peak and Derbyshire Dales.

We have now expanded the PSV scheme force-wide and wish to attract members of the public from across the county who can give their time freely and work in one of the many diverse volunteering roles. PSVs will not replace police officers or police staff but will support and enhance the work they do, helping to deliver a high quality service and strengthen our links with the community.

Tasks such as organising meetings, delivering leaflets, giving crime prevention advice, clerical and computer based work can reduce the time police officers and Police Community Support Officers spend in the station. There are no formal qualifications needed and we welcome volunteers from a variety of backgrounds and cultures.

Find out more about the PSVs and the eligibility criteria.

Volunteer Police Cadets

Are you aged 13-17yrs and interested in learning more about the police service? The Police Cadet Scheme provides young people with police-oriented activities and provides a valuable insight into the organisation.  

Currently we have Cadet bases at Derby, Chesterfield and Glossop.

Read on to find out more. 

Want to know more? 

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