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: 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
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)
16/01/17 DBT Seminar Wednesday 25th January 2017 Close to retirement- Recently retired- Considering developing or changing your career path- Simply wanting to take stock?
On Wednesday 25th January 2017 From 10.00am till 4.00pm Derbyshire Benevolent Trust will be hosting a seminar and exhibition event at Coney Green Business Centre Clay Cross to assist members who are considering changes within their work or personal life. Please see here for more information. Ian Godfrey (Trust Manger)
16/01/17 Obituary It is with sadness that I have to inform you of the death on the 10th January 2017 of Mrs Doreen HORTON who was the widow of ex Sgt Sid Horton. Next of kin is her daughter Mrs Carole Turner. Her funeral will be held at 3.20pm on Tuesday 24th January 2017 at Markeaton Crematorium, Derby. Sean Murphy (secretary)
16/01/17 Obituary It is with sadness that I have to inform you of the death on the 3rd January 2017 of Mrs Doreen HANSEN who was the widow of ex Insp Einar Rolf Hansen. Her next of kin is her son Rolf Hansen. Her funeral has already taken place. Sean Murphy (secretary)
16/01/17 Obituary It is with sadness that I have to inform you of the death on Saturday 14th January 2017 of ex PC Geoffrey Andrew TOWLE, 73 years, after a long illness. His next of kin is his wife Celia Towle. Geoff was the Constable’s Secretary of the Joint Branch Board of the Police Federation for many years until his retirement in 1992. He was awarded the British Empire Medal for services to the Community and the Police. His son David is a serving Police Officer and his other son is an Archaeologist. Funeral details to follow. Sean Murphy (secretary)
15/01/17 Obituary It is with sadness that I have to inform you of the death on the 7th January 2017 of ex Sgt Ken HODGKINSON, 92 years. His next of kin is his daughter Linda Waterfall. Ken was a member of the NARPO Committee for many years for which he was awarded Life Membership. His funeral will be held at 10.00am on Thursday 2nd February 2017 at St. Peter’s Church, Chesterfield Road, Belper, DE56 1FD. Sean Murphy (secretary)
Members who do not pay a monthly premium and inadvertently use any of the Group Scheme services will be required to pay any costs incurred by the Trust. Ian Godfrey (Trust Manger)
15/01/17 Channel 4 TV series Hunted - applicants wanted Shine TV are looking for applicants for the new series of Channel 4’s Hunted. They are currently interested in hearing from former Police Officers who would be interested finding out what it is like to be a fugitive and attempt to evade capture from out hunters.
The series will follow a number of volunteers as they try to go off grid and become a fugitive in the UK. They are looking for men and women of all ages to try and evade capture from a team of expert trackers. They are looking for people from a variety of backgrounds and professions who think they have what it takes to disappear in 21st century Britain. They could be going it alone or with friends, family or colleagues.
They will cover reasonable pre-agreed loss of earnings for everyone who participates. Please see here for more information. Alan Lees (Deputy Chief Exec NARPO)
12/01/17 Bob WOOD - Eulogy If any members have any further information or would like to add anything to the below please let me know so that I can forward onwards for his eulogy. "Mr Wood served with Nottinghamshire Police from 4th December 1967 to 30th July 1989 and reached the rank of Detective Chief Superintendent before being promoted to Assistant Chief Constable with the Derbyshire Constabulary in 31st July 1989. He was later promoted to Deputy Chief Constable, a position he held to 31st March 2003 when he retired."
Roger Flint has provided the below information. "I worked under him in his first years at Derbyshire as a Sgt in HQ. He had quite a challenging portfolio at that time as we undertook the famous three HMIC inspections which we failed due to lack of funding. As we pulled away from that under the leadership of CC John Newing, Bob was instrumental in introducing many groundbreaking policies such as equal opportunities, tenure of post, staff appraisal, assessment centres for promotion and specialist post selection. In 1992 and 94 Derbyshire undertook two major structural reviews which changed the Divisional set up significantly - Bob oversaw these pieces of work and major savings were made. On the operational front he had a strong background which he brought from Notts and took charge of many high profile incidents including the post incident enquiry into the justified shooting by police of a man in Codnor on 1st November 2001 which was the first such incident in the County for 25 years. He was also in charge of Complaints and Discipline where he imparted his high standards of integrity across the Force and was particularly keen to route and and deal with any hint of internal corruption or wrongdoing. His work ethic was legionary in Derbyshire - the night duty HQ control room staff used to wonder in amazement as has car came through the barrier regularly at 6,5 or even 4 o clock in the morning to start work, sometimes they had seen him leaving the previous evening as well! Another great quality that he possessed was an acute sense of fairness. He would challenge anything he thought was out of order regardless of the ranks or positions of the personnel involved. He was also a great listener who would take everyone's views into account but wasn't afraid to make tough decisions. He did a lot of national work for ACPO and was the Negotiating Secretary for CPOSA at one time for which I understand he got some kind of award for but I am not sure exactly what. I worked under him again as Acting Superintendent in the mid to late 90's at HQ where we streamlined his departments such as Personnel, Career Development, Training and Complaints by simplifying procedures and civilianising some non operational police officer posts. In his final two years I was Divisional Commander of A Division under him again at Ripley." Sean Murphy (secretary)
12/01/17 Obituary It is with sadness that I have to inform you of the death on the 31st December 2016 of ex DC 1630 Robert POYSER. Next of kin is his wife Mairwen. His funeral will be held at 1.20pm on Tuesday 24th January 2017 at Markeaton Crematorium, Derby. Sean Murphy (secretary)
12/01/17 DPWC Update Details of the next walk (05/02/17) and the latest version of the walks programme can be found on the Walking Club page. Sean Murphy (secretary)
12/01/17 Later Life Housing Survey Hi All,
The Government are expected to publish the Housing White Paper on the 16th January. As part of Later Life Ambitions we are asking members to complete a short survey on housing which will give us some information to publicise after its launch. The final question is a tracker question which will be used in all surveys, and will mean we are able to track the changing views of members across the year.
09/01/17 Obituary It is with sadness that I have to inform you of the death on the 24th December 2016 of ex PC Richard ANTHONY, 51 years, after a long illness. His next of kin is his wife Donna Anthony. Richard who retired on ill health about 5 years ago last served at Derby, having previously served at Ripley. Funeral details will be published when known. Sean Murphy (secretary)
05/01/17 Christmas Draw The following retired members were winners in the Christmas Draw on the website: D F Coleman, P Smith, E Watkins, R Walker, D J Harris & N Thurman. Our congratulations to them. Sean Murphy (secretary)
03/01/17 Obituary - updated It is with sadness that I have to inform you of the death today, 3rd January 2017 of former DCC Bob WOOD QPM. He served with Nottinghamshire Police from 4th December 1967 to 30th July 1989 and reached the rank of Detective Chief Superintendent before being promoted to Assistant Chief Constable with the Derbyshire Constabulary on 31st July 1989. He was later promoted to Deputy Chief Constable, a position he held to 31st March 2003 when he retired. His funeral will be held at 12.00 noon on Thursday 19th January 2017 at Markeaton Crematorium, Derby; with a buffet afterwards at Morley Hayes. No flowers please but donations can be made to Tree Top Hospice, Risley. Sean Murphy (secretary)
13/12/16 PSPC CAMPAIGN UPDATE Hi All, Please find here a copy of the latest PSPC Campaign Update. The update asks you about future possible engagement with Government Pension scheme providers on a new rate of inflation. If you have any views please forward them to me prior to January 20th so I can compound any responses and complete the return by the closing date of 1st February. Regards, Steve Edwards (Chief Exec NARPO
08/12/16 Exclusive County Cricket offer Derbyshire County Cricket Club (DCCC) is offering members of Derbyshire Benevolent Trust (DBT) an exclusive deal on 2017 membership. DBT members will be able to join the cricket club for just £100 – saving them £59 on the usual price and gaining them entry to all the side’s home matches (excluding knock-out fixtures) during the 2017 season. 2017 DCCC members will also get a host of great benefits, including an exclusive discount on ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 tickets for games at Derby.
Claim this exclusive offer To take advantage of this offer – which is only available if you sign up before 31 January 2017 – please call 01332 388 101 and quote the promotional code DBT17.
Terms & conditions for the offer: Only available to Derbyshire Benevolent Trust members. Individual purchasing Membership must be a new Derbyshire County Cricket Club member (not a DCCC member in 2015 or 2016). Offer ends 31 January 2017. DCCC reserves the right to end this promotion at any time. Full membership 2017 terms and conditions can be found on the membership page at http://derbyshireccc.com Sean Murphy (secretary)