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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 Report and useful information/offers, with links to websites, or in PDF format, which can be printed off or downloaded to your computer.
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: email@example.com 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:firstname.lastname@example.org 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)
27/05/15 Obituary - updated It is with sadness that I have to inform you of the death on 25th May 2015 of ex DC Roy – A R UNWIN after a short illness. His next of kin is his wife Doris. His funeral will be held at 9.50am on Thursday 4th June 2015 at Chesterfield Crematorium, Brimington. Mourners are welcome to join the family at The Snooker Centre, Derby Road, Clay Cross, Chesterfield S45 9AG. Sean Murphy (secretary)
27/05/15 Obituary - updated It is with sadness that I have to inform you of the death in Canada of ex Sgt 381 Neville SADIO on the 21st May 2015, Neville had recently moved to Canada. He served with the force from 25th June 1979 until 23rd August 2009. He was serving as a Patrol Sergeant at Glossop, B Division when he left the force. His funeral is tomorrow, (28/05/15). If anyone wishes to see his funeral listing or leave a message of condolence, then they can access his funeral arrangements online on the M. Weaver Funeral Homes website at http://m.weaverfuneralhomes.com/obituaries/details?id=503060. He was very well liked and people from Buxton Division will be interested to look at the site I'm sure. At 1.00pm tomorrow Buxton Div. stations are holding a 1 minute's silence for him. Sean Murphy (secretary)
24/05/15 Obituary It is with sadness that I have to inform you of the sudden death on the 22nd May 2015 of ex Insp Alan SIDDALL. His next of kin is his wife Annah. No funeral arrangements known at this stage. Sean Murphy (secretary)
21/05/15 Time Out 2 Enjoy - Last minute savers The latest range of last minute offers from Leger Holidays and Warner Leisure Hotels can be found here. Sean Murphy (secretary)
19/05/15 Commutation Factors Hi All,
I thought I would just clear up a couple of points in relation to Fridays determination by the Pension Ombudsman – based on the hundreds of emails I have had this morning!!
Those retiring before 1st December 2001 will not be receiving any payments as the Ombudsman has decided that the factors introduced in 1998 were sufficient.
Those retiring after 1st December 2006 will not be receiving any payments as the factors were revised as from 1st December 2006 [as a result of a successful legal case by the police Federation]
Those retiring between 1st December 2001 and 30th November 2004 will be receiving payments [if applicable] based on the new revised factors provided as of 1st December 2001.
Those retiring between 1st December 2004 and 30th November 2006 will be receiving payments [if applicable] based on the revised figures provided as of 1st December 2004.
As yet we have not had sight of the new factors produced by GAD so we are unable to indicate what this means in real terms to those so affected. We will bring pressure to bear if required on the Home Office and Forces to bring a swift conclusion to this matter with the minimum of fuss for our members and at this stage we are hopeful that the payments will be automatic without the need for individual complaints. Hope this helps answer any queries you may have. Regards, Steve Edwards (Deputy Chief Exec NARPO)
09/05/15 10 in 10 Challenge - fund raising for the MS Society Please find below brief details of a challenge that at least three DPWC members are taking part in (Lou Hollands, Marion Leister and Tracey Slack). It is 10 peaks in 10 hours in the Lake District and they are raising money for the MS Society. If anyone would like to donate there is a JustGiving page https://www.justgiving.com/Marion-Leister1/.They aim to raise much needed funds for research into MS which Lou is actually affected by. Please support in any way that you can. More information on the challenge, which will take place on Saturday 27th June 2015, can be found here Arnie Hicklin (DPWC secretary)
05/05/15 Obituary - updated It is with sadness that I have to inform you of the death of ex Sgt David BAKER on the 3rd May 2015. David retired on ill health on the 9th June 2014 and has been ill since then having had a heart operation. David was not a member of NARPO, being too ill to join. His next of kin is his daughter Deena. He last worked as a Sergeant at St.Mary’s Wharf PS., Derby. His funeral will take place at 2.00pm Friday 29th May 2015 at Markeaton Crematorium. Following the service mourners are invited to attend the Great Northern, Station Road, Mickleover. Please let PC 1758 Taylor, Derby Ops Planning, know if you are attending. This is to assist the family in establishing numbers for catering purposes.
Book of Condolence A book of condolence is currently available in the Force Control Room for Dave's friends and colleagues to share their memories of him. His family have requested that if you have any funny stories about Dave, please include them. The book will be made as widely available as possible, including being taken to DDHQ (at a date to be announced) and his wake.
If you wish to put your memories/stories in his book, but are unable to do so, please e-mail Helen Menzies 6847 and she will enter them on your behalf.
The family have requested that if anyone is in contact with retired friends and colleagues of Dave, their messages are also passed on to Helen for inclusion in his book. Sean Murphy (secretary)