8th May 2012

Derbyshire Constabulary – Recruitment telephone lines open this week

Glossop Police recruitment

Derbyshire Constabulary is looking for new recruits for the first time in nearly four years.

The force is one of the first in the country to begin recruiting new police officers and is planning to take on 60 people to start training during 2013.

The last campaign generated a lot of interest from people in the Derby and Nottingham areas. This time the force is particularly keen to encourage applicants who would be willing to work in the Buxton or Glossop areas.

Chief Constable Mick Creedon said: “We also want to hear from women, young people, and people who are lesbian or gay or from an ethnic minority, all of whom are under-represented in our workforce at the moment.”

The recruitment department has 750 application packs and is asking people to telephone the team to request a pack.

The phone lines will be open on Wednesday 9, Thursday 10 and Friday 11 May, between 4pm and 8pm only. The lines will close as soon as all 750 packs have been issued.

More information about the recruitment campaign is available on the Derbyshire Constabulary website at www.derbyshire.police.uk

Application packs will only be available through the dedicated recruitment line on 0300 122 5999 between 4pm to 8pm on May 9, 10 and 11.

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Written by adam


  • Matthewwalker99

    Can anyone get through to this number?

    • Seanpitt27

      nope must of called about 1000 times its a joke the pone line must of crashed with how many people have phoned at once

      • Seanpitt27

        1150 times now and nothing they should have a que system first in first served. I phoned yesturday on the dot at 4pm and tried non stop for 4 hours trying to get through and nothing by the time i get through a million application packs would have been accounted for near mind 750 thats if i ever get through.

  • Paul

    This means of applying is an insult. The great police force cannot come up with a better idea than this and can’t even manage to do a simple thing like managing applications properly. Doesn’t bode well for police relations that they treat applicants like this. I won’t support them in future after 3 days trying to get through and about 7 hours trying. I have better ways to get insulted.

  • Carol

    My son is still too busy trying to get through for the third day in a row to type a comment at the moment.  There is one and a half hours left and this is the last day.  He’s literally sat for 4 hours each day for 3 days trying to get through and rang the number thousands of times in those 3 days.  I read that after the first day extra staff were recruited but obviously that hasn’t made much difference.  Surely the police force could have come up with a more effective means of dealing with the thousands of applications which they were bound to receive.  What a complete and utter failure….and a great loss to the police force that they are never going to know about the  most determined prospective candidates who have literally spent 12 hours of their lives trying to get through because they are serious about joining the force. 

  • Oliver

    Everytime i ring it says the line is busy and have the same ring tone which keeps beeping for a while then it cuts me off, been phoning since 4pm.

  • Nick

    Does every force recruit like this?? I so I’m not going to bother, my redial button simply can’t take it!