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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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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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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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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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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Men’s shed nominated for award

The Swanwick Men’s Shed has been shortlisted for the Community Project of the Year at the UK Men’s Sheds Association (UKMSA) Shed of the Year Awards for 2019. The winner of the award will be announced at the UKMSA ShedFest awards evening at the University of Worcester Arena on Tuesday (3 September). The Shed of…

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Men’s Shed wins Community Project of the Year

Swanwick Men’s Shed has been named Shed Community Project of the Year at the annual ShedFest Awards. ShedFest, which is organised by the UK Men’s Sheds Association (UKMSA), was held at the University of Worcester Arena on Tuesday. Ian Godfrey, manager of Derbyshire Benevolent Trust, was among the first to congratulate the ‘shedders’ on their…

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