Life’s for Learning – a success story

More than 200 free courses have now been undertaken by members of Derbyshire Benevolent Trust (DBT) through its Life’s for Learning initiative. From the initial 20 courses offered back in 2015, the programme – which offers members free courses – has since been extended to cover a wide range of subjects with the most popular…

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Charity golf day success

Derbyshire Police Golf Section has been arranging a charity golf day since 2014. The day is designed to be a celebration of the life of Sergeant John Chapman who died from cancer aged 37 and the golf section works with his family to organise the event with any funds raised going to Weston Park Cancer…

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Support on hand through the CPA

The Force has a wide range of staff networks offering support to colleagues. Among those is the Derbyshire Christian Police Association (CPA) which is open to all officers and staff regardless – or in the absence – of faith. “We work closely with the joint Derbyshire Police and Derbyshire Fire and Rescue chaplains in order…

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Tournament success for Force netballers

Derbyshire Police took a team of mixed ability players to the PSUK netball tournament in Birmingham. Despite having never played together as a team, they managed to win two games on Day 1 against Scotland and West Midlands resulting in them being placed in the Bronze Group on Day 2 of the tournament which was…

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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…

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A notice for Group Insurance Scheme members

With the current climate Philip Williams, brokers of the Derbyshire Benevolent Trust’s Group Insurance Scheme (GIS), has released a statement for all members.     Please be reassured during the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation we will be handling Sickness Benefit Claims as a priority to ensure there is no undue delay in issuing benefit payments…

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