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.
If anyone has any comments or suggestions for the website please let us know.
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 Diane Kettle (Mon, Tues & ext 2848 Wed) & Yvonne Fish (Tues, ext 2045 Thurs & Fri)
Surnames... E to K Dorothy Krumins ext 2047
Surnames... L to R Neel Nahar ext 2043
Surnames... S to Z Jainisha Mistry ext 2894 (List correct at 23/09/14. Please let us know if you contact them and find that the staff / numbers have changed.)
(news items will normally be archived after 14 days, or if a dated item on the day after the date of the event)
30/09/14 Obituary It is with great sadness that I have to inform you of the death of serving Special Constable Shaun THEAKSTON. Shaun joined Derbyshire Constabulary in January 2008 and served for all of his career within the force at Swadlincote. Shaun leaves his wife, Vikki, and two daughters; Briddie-Maie, 16-years-old, and Tayla, seven-years-old. In 2011, Shaun and his wife received a Chief Constable's commendation for helping to save a man's life who had been a passenger in a serious road accident.
The family would like to thank well-wishers for the kind tributes which have been sent to them from police colleagues and ask that they make contact with Sgt 735 Graham Summers / PC 14193 Lee Batchelar with regards to future arrangements or messages of condolence. Sean Murphy (secretary)
30/09/14 Tax Problems - update In April 2013 Frank Taylor was in touch regarding the below. There has now been an update.
"For some time I have been having problems relating to a mix up with my tax codes which has caused underpayment so that I now have to make payment to HMRC. I have contacted the Head of Pensions @ DCC requesting a full investigation as to why this has happened. It appears that the problem arose about the time the Police pension was transferred to Leicestershire Police and Mouchel. It appears DCC informed HMRC of the wrong address to which my tax codes should be sent. I receive my Police pension on which my personal tax allowance should be based and a Borough pension which should always have a BR Tax code. This has not been the case since Oct 2010 and has caused the problems. It has been a nightmare to try and get to the bottom of it, with no one wanting to take responsibility and passing the buck."
This proved to have been error by the Derbyshire Pay Roll made when the administration of the payroll was transferred to Leicestershire Police.
I would suggest all NARPO members who have received an underpayment demand from HMRC to check if it happened when this transfer took place. If so then they will probably find it was because of an error by the Derbyshire Police payroll. They should then submit a claim. Sean Murphy (secretary)
24/09/14 Obituary It is with sadness that I have to inform you that retd D/I Thomas Cuthbert HARRISON passed away on 14th September 2014, aged 93 years, after a short illness. His funeral will be held at 1.00pm on Monday 6th October 2014 in the Round Chapel at Markeaton Crematorium. Family flowers only please, but donations for the R.S.P.B. may be sent care of G. Wathall and Son Ltd 101 Macklin Street Derby DE1 1LG Telephone 01332 345268. Sean Murphy (secretary)
24/09/14 Where are they now? Does anyone know the whereabouts/contact details of Ex Pc Clive Booth - if so please contact the secretary. Sean Murphy (secretary)
24/09/14 Badminton Club Just a reminder - if anyone is interested in playing non league badminton further information can be found on the Badminton Club page. Sean Murphy (secretary)
23/09/14 PNLD Promotional Offer for NARPO members 12 months unlimited access to PNLD’s legal database at the same discounted rate as serving police officers, just £60 per annum. See offer on Downloads page for further details. Sean Murphy (secretary)
20/09/14 Obituary - updated It is with sadness that I have to inform you that Mrs.Joan BENNETT, widow of ex C/Insp Ernest Leonard Bennett, died on the 9th August, 2014 aged 90 years. Len BENNETT was Chief Inspector at Glossop prior to his retirement. He transferred to us from Merseyside and was Inspector at Derby before promotion to Glossop round about 1969. Sean Murphy (secretary)