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We were formed in 1947 and we celebrated our Diamond Jubilee in 2007.
It is known that the founder member and first Secretary was in 1947, Thomas Joseph Kennedy, an ex Inspector at Matlock and he continued in this office until 27th March, 1963. The Chairman was W. B. Clews and both worked diligently towards an efficient branch.
On 6th February 1956 the first invitation was extended to the Chief Constable, W. E. Pitts, to attend a meeting on Sunday 18th March, which he did. He was invited to become President of the branch to which he agreed and the practice continues to this day.
Our present Chairman is Len Smith who was elected in 1987 and the present Secretary is Sean Murphy.
The downloads page contains the Branch Annual Reports and useful information/offers, with links to websites, or PDF files which can be downloaded.
If any members have old photographs relating to NARPO or Derbyshire Constabulary we may be interested in displaying them on the website. In the first instance please contact the Secretary for further information.
Mouchel T: 01642 727333 E: firstname.lastname@example.org M: Police Pensions Team, Mouchel Pensions Unit, PO Box 485, Middlesborough TS1 2XP.
Leicestershire Police processes the pensions' payroll. If you have any payroll related queries, for example: tax codes, deductions, change of bank details or addresses contact Leicestershire & Derbyshire Payroll Section: T: 0116 222 2222 E:email@example.com M: Payroll/Pension Section, Room 18, Police Headquarters, St Johns, Enderby, Leicester LE19 2BX
To help them deal with your enquiry please include your name, address, payroll number and N.I. number in any written correspondence.
CONTACTS Alice Davis - Payroll ext 2041 Services Manager
Surnames... A to D Jainisha Mistry ext 2894 Surnames... E to J Neel Nahar ext 2043
Surnames... K to Q Dorothy Krumins ext 2047
Surnames... R to Z Diane Kettle & ext 2894 Rebecca Perfect (Di works Mon, Tues & Wed (am) Rebecca works Mon, Tues & Wed) (List correct at 13/05/15. Please let us know if you contact them and find that the staff / numbers have changed.)
NEWS/ANNOUNCEMENTS (news items will normally be archived after 14 days, or if a dated item on the day after the date of the event)
04/02/16 Changes to Travel & Health Insurance Process Hi All, Please see attached circular regarding a new process adopted in relation to the Travel and Health Insurance. It only affects those members using the NARPO Travel and Health Insurance Scheme. Regards, Steve Edwards (Chief Exec NARPO)
04/02/16 Lottery Winners January 2016 The following retired members were winners in the Sports Club Lottery January 2016. Our congratulations to them. Mr RM Marriott, Mr CD Potten & Mr GW Wilton. Sean Murphy (secretary)
02/02/16 Obituary It is with sadness that I have to inform you of the death on the 27th January, 2016 of ex PC 288 Alastair AULT. His next of kin is his wife Liz Ault. Alastair's funeral will take place on 12.30pm on Thursday 18th February 2016 at Bramcote Crematorium and afterwards at the Park Public House, Risley. Family flowers only please but donations can be made to Mesothelioma UK on the day. Sean Murphy (secretary)
29/02/16 Injury on Duty For the information of those officers affected by Annex C to Home Office Circular 46/2004
The research conducted into Annex C to Home Office Circular 46/2004 was initiated on the premise that the guidance contained in the circular was so very far removed from anything that was visible in the REGULATIONS or in any case law that it must be doubted. The research was conducted properly and did not seek to establish anything other than the true facts.
Since the paper was FIRST published, a landmark case in Leeds High Court, has declared that the guidance contained in Annex C to Home Office circular 46/2004 is unlawful in significant and major part. That judgement thus fully justifies and endorses the findings of the research. The case as you are aware is Crudace v. Northumbria Police Authority and this was after the first publication of this research so the date of the publication has no bearing whatsoever on the legality of this research. The legal judgements came after, to which I made comment when our discussion took place.
As you will see on page 34 in 2014 two cases in the High Court declared a significant part of the Annex C guidance was unlawful and the guidance was withdrawn entirely by the Home office and they issued a circular advising forces not to use it. One of the cases was the case of John Slater so all this has some relevance now even though the precis was released in 2011. The judgements and certainly the age discrimination used in the Annex C have now been ruled unlawful as the High Court has ruled but what the police are saying, through their legal teams, is accepted but because the use of the ASHE method of calculating the pension at reviews has not been ruled as unlawful because the Home Office withdrew Annex C and because of this forces, like Derbyshire and others, are still using that part of the Annex C and the argument that they put forward is it is not law but advice and this is what they are using as their excuse. There is nothing in the regulations which allows this or any reference to making the injury award retrospective which they have done and this is the stumbling block because when the retrospective aspect is solved it will cost the police a great deal of money and that is one of the goals that we are seeking to address for the members who have been wronged. The Home Office circular was issued in 2004 and as there is no mention in the rules that the injury award pension should be made retrospective Derbyshire police were one of the few forces that made it retrospective.
Home Office Circular dated Feb. 2012 makes reference to the John Slater case and this is part and the relevant part “The full written judgement is not yet available. However, you should note that the court concluded that the relevant guidance on this particular issue is inconsistent with the 2006 regulations and unlawful.” This was sent to all Chief Officers and Police Authority Chairs. This was signed by Peter Spreadbury, Head of Police Pensions and Retirement policy, on behalf of the Home Office.
This shows that the review referenced to is correct and the date of 2011 is not relevant. NARPO are still awaiting the finding of the Federation Solicitor as to how to proceed. Sean Murphy (secretary)
29/01/16 Request for Information Please see below request for help from Mick Wetton.
"A friend of mine is researching a Derbyshire police officer who is a distant family member.
Any information on Elijah Carline a native of Smalley, who served in Derbyshire between 1858 until 1891 rising to the rank of Deputy Chief Constable.
We establish his postings and promotions which shows he serves throughout Derbyshire from Woodville to Glossop.
Early in his service he left the force to work in Russia returning after a short time.
Any information from our members would be greatly appreciated in particular any photographs showing officers from this period."
If anyone can provide any information please contact the secretary. Sean Murphy (secretary)
26/01/16 Can anyone help? Hi I am researching my family tree and have learned that in 1881 a member of the family was a 'prisoner in Morledge Lockup' (The only one in the family hopefully) and I was wondering if there are any photographs of the lockup and any record kept of prisoners.
26/01/16 VOLUNTEERS WANTED - 15th and 16th MARCH 2016 Derbyshire is leading on a regional training exercise in March. This will involve other forces, several fire services, councils, the MOD and others. This is a large scale exercise and I'd like to ask Derbyshire NARPO for assistance.
We are short of role actors for a particular part of the exercise relating to body recovery and temporary mortuary.
On Tuesday 15th March 2016 volunteer 'bodies' will be recovered from the scenes a training site in Lincolnshire and on Wednesday 16th the same volunteers dressed in the same clothing to pass through the temporary mortuary provision at the Multi-Purpose Hall in HQ. We will be providing transport from Ripley to Lincolnshire on day 1 of the exercise.
As part of the second day bodies will have clothing removed (down to swimwear). We need volunteers who are available on both Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th.
If any NARPO members would like to come and role act for this exercise it would be much appreciated.
More broadly speaking we are recruiting volunteer role actors to assist with training. We use role actors to assist with Firearms training, CBRN, PSU, OST and a raft of other courses. If anyone from NARPO was interested in coming back now and then to support training I'd like to get in touch.