Citizens in Policing – Could you help?

Retired members of Derbyshire Benevolent Trust are being asked to consider taking on volunteer roles within the Force. There are a number of varied, flexible opportunities available from supporting specialist teams, such as the drone unit and rural crime teams, to role-playing for training and community engagement. “We would be very keen to hear from…

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PUT riders help raise £200,000 for COPS

Rain failed to dampen the spirit or determination of the six Derbyshire cyclists who took part in last weekend’s Police Unity Tour (PUT) and helped raise an estimated £200,000 for Care of Police Survivors, the charity dedicated to offering support to the families of fallen officers and police staff. The Derbyshire team, which was sponsored…

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Force fields six riders for Police Unity Tour

The Derbyshire PUT riders with fallen officers’ family members at The Beat after the 2018 tour.     Six representatives of Derbyshire Constabulary will be taking part in this year’s Police Unity Tour (PUT) – a 180-mile cycle ride in aid of the Care of Police Survivors (COPS) charity which starts from various points across…

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Putting the focus on ability

The Force has a number of staff network groups open to police officers and staff. One such group is enABLE. Its current chair, DC Rich Burton, explains: “Our mission is to focus on the ability, not disability, of individuals in the organisation. It aims are to: Provide a network offering, advice, exchange of experiences and…

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Check us out on Connect

Derbyshire Benevolent Trust now has a presence on the Force’s Connect intranet system recognising the role the trust plays in supporting police officers, police staff, and retired members. Since the trust was formed in 2014, it has grown and established itself among the range of independent bodies working within the Force to offer a range…

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Australia through a fly net

By retired Derbyshire Police officer and Derbyshire Benevolent Trust member Dave Sismey   It’s Monday 22 April 2019 and I have just checked into my hotel in Alice Springs, Australia.  To say I stink is an understatement.  I have not had a wash, showered or changed my clothes in 16 days; my clothes have not been…

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NARPO stages centenary dinner

The Carriage House Restaurant at Chatsworth House will provide a stunning venue for a gala dinner being organised by the Derbyshire Branch of the National Association of Retired Police Officers (NARPO) to mark the organisation’s centenary year. HRH Princess Anne is NARPO’s patron for the centenary year. The dinner will be held on Friday 13…

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