Support DBT member’s fundraising effort

Derbyshire Benevolent Trust exists to serve its members to the best of its ability. Within that remit, we are today supporting Victoria Tremayne, a DBT member who is raising funds for her husband Lance currently fighting a long-term illness. In the summer of 2018, Lance lost the use of his legs during a family holiday.…

Former detective sets up ironworks

After a 30-year policing career, retirement saw Ian Barker tackle the obligatory DIY jobs which had been mounting up at home. Keen to stay busy, he then started doing odd jobs for others, before setting up his own wrought ironworks business which he now runs full-time. The former murder detective retired from the Force in…

Country walks ‘make you feel alive’

Having worked as a mechanic in the coal mines prior to joining the police, John Whitworth witnessed many old miners, broken by their hard-working lives, dying several months after retirement. So he vowed to live life to the max when he retired and to keep himself mentally and physically fit to ensure he could. John,…

Help fund life-saving treatment for Stuart

Proceeds of a ‘dress to impress evening’ at the Casa Hotel in Chesterfield next month will help fund life-saving treatment for Derbyshire officer Stuart Parker who was diagnosed with a Grade 4 GBM brain tumour in December, just six months before he was due to retire. The evening – which is being called ‘A Wish…

‘We ride for those who died’

For the second year running, Derbyshire’s Malc Shakespeare and Stu Kershaw are joining colleagues from the Met to cycle from the Police Memorial at Horseguards Parade in London to the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas, Staffordshire as part of the Police Unity Tour (PUT). And this year, they will be joined by the Chief Constable,…