Detective Constable (DHEP22b)

Operational Policing
Detective Constable

£26,679 - £43,032

Not Applicable
Do you have a keen eye for detail?
Are you prepared to challenge assumptions and not take information at face value?

As a police detective, the most serious crimes land on your desk. You’re the key role responsible for bringing justice to victims impacted by crime. You need the resilience to overcome obstacles, the clarity to never take things at face value, and the ability to communicate with people from all walks of life and gain their trust.

Each case is unique, and often relies upon the quality of the evidence, the emotional state of the victims, your ability to persuade and influence, and persevere right up until the end. Cases can be a lengthy process, and you’ll learn to maintain relationships and deal with setbacks caused by failures.

As a detective there is no room for assumptions. Being diligent and collecting evidence based on facts are all part of each line of enquiry you’ll follow. You’ll work on some of society’s most challenging issues including child exploitation, sexual assault and murder. You’ll be driven by your personal mission of working to protect the victims of crime from future harm. You’ll learn about humans, how they behave, and how they shape the fabric of society.

It's a unique role with unique demands that are ever-changing. You need to be adaptable to change and ready to think on your feet. At the same time, it's a role that can give you some of the best and proudest days of your life. From protecting the vulnerable and saving lives, it's exciting, diverse and vitally important.

In return, you will have the benefit of working for a creative, forward-thinking force that is dedicated to keeping Derbyshire a safe place to live, work and visit.

We welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds and encourage anyone who has considered a career in policing to apply. We are particularly keen to increase the number of women officers and officers from black and minority ethnic communities and candidates from the LGBT community, so that we can truly reflect the communities that we serve in Derbyshire.

When will I start?
* Your anticipated start date June 2023. Your training will last for 30 weeks and throughout this period your leave will be pre-booked. If you have any prior holidays or arrangements, throughout this period, we will not be able to accommodate these and we will not be able to offer you a place on this cohort.

* We are also accepting online assessment centre scores.
* If you have a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent qualification) in Criminology, Law, Social Work, Psychology or related subjects.


* If you are PIP2 qualified or working towards accreditation by the end of April 2023 and already hold a bachelor’s degree (level 6) in any subject.

Please review the qualification guidance attached to check your qualification before you submit your application.

* Hold a full UK driving licence by offer which is normally around 6 weeks prior to the cohort start date.

Our Recruitment Process
* Stage 1 – Eligibility Questions and application form
* Stage 2 – Eligibility checks
* Stage 3 – Competency based questions
* Stage 4 – Online Assessment Centre
* Stage 5 - National Interview and Assessment
* Stage 6 – Pre-employment

How to apply
We would also encourage you visit our recruitment pages to learn more about the programme and role, which can be found below. We also have a number of recruitment events, we would really encourage you to book a place.

Please also read the application guidance and some frequently asked questions attached to this vacancy before completing the competency-based questions which is the next stage of the process once you have submitted your application.

The vacancy will close on 23 November 2022 at 23.55.

Once we have sufficient applications, we may close this campaign earlier than expected.

Best of luck!

This opportunity is closed to applications.