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Derbyshire Constabulary

Derbyshire Constabulary provides policing services to the county of Derbyshire. The police force area covers 1,013 square miles in the east midlands of England. Although there are some areas of affluence, Derbyshire is generally poor. Around one million people live in a predominantly rural setting. Its numerous distinct urban areas include the city of Derby and the towns of Chesterfield and Matlock. The population is increased by university students and the very large numbers who visit, socialise in, or travel through the county.

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  • Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary (HMI): Zoë Billingham is HMI for Derbyshire
  • HMICFRS policing region: The constabulary is in the Eastern region

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HMICFRS’s role in inspecting this force

HMICFRS independently assesses police forces and policing across activity from neighbourhood teams to serious crime and the fight against terrorism – in the public interest.

In preparing our reports, we ask the questions which citizens would ask, and publish the answers in accessible form, using our expertise to interpret the evidence. We provide authoritative information to allow the public to compare the performance of their force against others, and our evidence is used to drive improvements in the service to the public.


Key facts – 2018/19

Force Area

1,013 square miles


1.05m people
up5% local 10 yr change


89% frontline police officers
92% national level
3.04 per 1000 population
3.42 national level
down15% 10yr change in local workforce
down17% 10yr national change

Victim-based crimes

0.05 per person
0.08 national level
up15% Local 5 year trend
up45% National 5 year trend


47p per person per day local
56p per person per day national

Derbyshire PCC

Hardyal Dhindsa

Derbyshire Constabulary

Chief Constable Peter Goodman, appointed in June 2017

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