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: 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 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/ANNOUNCEMENTS (news items will normally be archived after 14 days, or if a dated item on the day after the date of the event)
21/03/15 DPWC summer evening walking programme-update and reminder The latest information can be found on the Walking Club page. Sean Murphy (secretary)
21/03/15 Police Mutual Wellbeing Zone Please see the quarterly promotional calendar highlighting some of the key topics and events that will be featured in the Wellbeing Zone in the coming months. Steve Edwards (Deputy Chief Exec NARPO)
19/03/15 Obituary It is with sadness that I have to inform you of the death of Gwendoline Ethel COLLISON on the 10th January, 2015. Gwendoline was the wife of ex Sgt John Collison 93 years. The funeral has already taken place. Sean Murphy (secretary)
19/03/15 Call for Veteran Nominations: National VE70 Commemoration Events Hi All, See below from British Legion regarding VE Day commemoration Events. It is short turn around so if you anyone is interested and available please let me know soonest – it will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Regards Steve Edwards (Deputy Chief Exec NARPO)
Call for Veteran Nominations: National VE70 Commemoration Events Friday 8 and Sunday 10 May 2015: London
As you know, a national programme of commemorative events will be held across the UK over the weekend of 8 – 10 May 2015 in order to mark the 70th anniversary of VE Day and to recognise all those who made an active contribution to bringing the Second World War to a close in Europe.
The Legion is honoured to be playing a key role in the planning and delivery of this activity; and a major responsibility we have been given is to ensure that representative veterans from this conflict are given the opportunity to participate in the formal commemorative events taking place in London on Friday 8 May and Sunday 10 May respectively.
In order to achieve this representation as fairly and impartially as possible we are contacting all major UK Veteran Associations to provide us with the details of up to four suitable VE Day Veterans, each with a nominated carer who could be available in London over this weekend and able to attend one of these events. Further details of the event they are ultimately chosen to attend would be confirmed by the early part of April. There are three possible events where their attendance may be required:
1. Friday 8 May: Attendance at the Cenotaph Service of Remembrance at 3pm, followed by a late afternoon reception at the Foreign Office.
2. Sunday 10 May: Attendance at the Service of Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey at 11 am, followed by a march from the Abbey, through Whitehall and Horse Guards Parade into St James’ Park where there will be a veterans’ lunch reception hosted by The Royal British Legion.
3. The final option, taking into account the limited number of places available within Westminster Abbey, would be simply to participate in the march at the conclusion of the Abbey Service and to attend the veteran’s lunch reception.
In terms of eligibility to attend, the criteria we ask for is that all veterans are 85 years and over and that they played an active role during the Second World War in terms of either military or medical service, Home Guard or in one of the reserved occupations.
With apologies in advance for the short notice, but due to the proximity to the event please can you provide us with the names and contact details of your nominated veterans and their carer by 27th March 2015 to firstname.lastname@example.org The details we require are as follows:
● Name of Veteran ● Date of Birth of Veteran ● Name of Nominated Carer ● Main point of contact for both parties: ● Telephone ● Email ● Postal Address
We will then provide each veteran/carer with an accreditation link to complete their registration process. Travel costs will be reimbursed for the chosen veterans and their carer – the details for this process will be outlined in more detail as soon as possible. Bob Gamble OBE (Assistant Director Engagement, Royal British Legion)
I would also encourage members to sign the Later Life Ambitions pledge, currently there are only 741 names on the pledge please sign it at: http://connectpa.co.uk/later-life-ambitions/ Regards Steve Edwards (Deputy Chief Exec NARPO)
18/03/15 Voice Mobile NARPO Member Services mid March 2015 update Hi All, Please see here for latest offers from Voice Mobile that may be of interest to members looking for a new mobile contract. Regards Steve Edwards (Deputy Chief Exec NARPO)
10/03/15 Sports Club Lottery Winners February 2015 The following retired members were lucky winners in the February Sports Club Lottery Draw. Mr. PT Marriott, Mr.JL Chalkley, Mrs. SA Midgley and Mr.MJ Philbin. Our congratulations to them. Sean Murphy (secretary)
09/03/15 Obituary It is with deep regret that I have to inform you of the death of retired ACC Alfred R MITCHELL on 6th March 2015. Mr Mitchell served with the force from 1 February 1951 until 31 August 1981 when he retired. He was serving as ACC Ops when he left the force. The next of kin is his wife Betty Mitchell. Funeral details will be updated once known and will take place in Chelmsford Essex. Sean Murphy (secretary)
09/03/15 Obituary It is with sadness that I have to inform you of the death on the 7th March, 2015 of Mrs Vera PHEASANT who was the widow of Sgt Jim Pheasant who passed away in 2009. Next of kin is her son Nicholas Pheasant. Her cremation service will take place at 11.00am on Tuesday 31st March 2015 at the Round Chapel, Markeaton Crematorium. Sean Murphy (secretary)
09/03/15 DPWC Event Sunday 12th April 2015 Details of the next weekend walk can be found on the Walking Club page. Sean Murphy (secretary)
09/03/15 Communication Support Volunteers needed The Stroke Association is intending to set up Communication Support groups throughout Derby for stroke survivors and needs volunteers. Communication Support Services aim to support stroke survivors whose communication has been affected by their stroke in order to build confidence and promote independence. As a Communication Support Volunteer you will support people who have communication difficulties following a stroke. Further information is available here. Sean Murphy (secretary)