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 Michael Watson 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. If images are subject to copyright or obtained from another source please obtain consent for their use. In the first instance please contact the Secretary for further information.
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: 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 0116 2482041 Payroll Services Manager
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)
26/05/17 DPWC Event, Goyt Valley - Sunday 11th June 2017 Details of the next DPWC walk can be found on the Walking Club page. Sean Murphy (secretary)
24/05/17 Obituary It is with sadness that I have to inform you of the death on the 20th May 2017 of ex Insp 1155 Mike SCOTT, 68 years. His next of kin is his wife Jennifer Scott. Mike joined the Force in 1973 at Chesterfield after 10 years in the Royal Navy. He was promoted Sergeant in 1978 moving to Swadincote, then Inspector in 1982 with a transfer to Ilkeston. He worked in the Force Control Room and Force Training School as Training Delivery Manager.
He retired in 2003 moving to Norfolk where they ran a successful B&B until 2009 when he was diagnosed with Cancer and decided to move to Cornwall.
Mike lost his third battle with Cancer over an eight year period and died peacefully at home in the arms of Jennifer.
His funeral will be held at 4.30pm on Monday 5th June 2017 at the Glynn Valley Crematorium, Turfdown Road, Fletchers Bridge, Bodmin PL30 4AP.
Family flowers only but donations would be appreciated to the St.Luke's Crisis Team/Hospice, Plymouth. www.stlukes-hospice.org.uk. The Hospice have advised that the preferred route for donations is to send them direct to the funeral director John Doran, Bridge Meadow, Pantersbridge Mount, Bodmin, PL30 4DP so that one total cheque can then be forwarded to St Luke's Sean Murphy (secretary)
19/05/17 PSPC General Election Campaign - How you can help! Hi all,
Please see below message regarding the Public Service Pensioners’ Council General election campaign.
'The purpose of this message is to tell you how you can get involved with the PSPC General Election Campaign.
The Council would very much appreciate your help in contacting as many candidates as possible, whilst they are campaigning for votes. We want whoever is elected to be in no doubt about what we require of the next Government.
Our template letter outlines our campaign and poses questions to candidates on the following issues:
The Triple Lock, a good level of state pension, and a fair method of indexation for public sector pensions
Universal Pensioner Benefits
Pensions for Life for those widow(ers) who remarry or cohabit
Uprating of state pensions in the EU post Brexit
Any member who does not know who is standing for election in their constituency can access https://whocanivotefor.co.uk/. This site gives details and contact information of local candidates when a postcode is entered. (Please note that this site is being updated as candidates are announced).
I would be interested to see copies of any responses received, please email them to me at email@example.com Please also feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the contents and attachments to this email.
Best Wishes and thank you for your support! Lisa Ray (Gen Sec PSPC)'
Regards, Steve Edwards (Chief Exec NARPO)
17/05/17 Our Blue Light Torch Relay The ‘Our Blue Light torch relay’ is due to pass through Derbyshire on Saturday 10th June. The intention is to make their way up Kinder Scout and back, then onto New Mills carnival before heading off to Sheffield. They are raising money for the Charity – MIND and are wanting any support from the force or NARPO colleagues on the day. Further information on the relay can be found here and on their website. Sean Murphy (secretary)
12/05/17 The Chief Constable's Farewell Tour To mark his retirement Mick Creedon is doing a cycle ride throughout the County over 3 days to raise funds for 'Safe and Sound', a Derby-based local charity who do fantastic work protecting young vulnerable people from exploitation and abuse.
Any NARPO members who wish to do so are invited to join the ride or greet him at the start. Further information and details of how to donate can be found here. Sean Murphy (secretary)
12/05/17 Obituary It is with sadness that I have to inform you of the death of ex PC Benjamin Francis MILLER who retired in 1994. His next of kin is his wife Valerie. Funeral details are not known. Sean Murphy (secretary)