Force on the hunt for new recruits

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DERBYSHIRE Constabulary is looking for new recruits for the first time in nearly four years.

The force is one of the first in the country to begin recruiting new police officers and is planning to take on 60 people to start training during 2013.

The last campaign generated a lot of interest from people in the Derby and Nottingham areas.

This time the force is particularly keen to encourage applicants who would be willing to work in the Buxton or Glossop areas.

Chief Constable Mick Creedon said: “We also want to hear from women, young people, and people who are lesbian or gay or from an ethnic minority, all of whom are under-represented in our workforce at the moment.”

The recruitment department has 750 application packs and is asking people to telephone the team to request a pack.

The phone lines will be open on Wednesday 9, Thursday 10 and Friday 11 May, between 4pm and 8pm only.

The lines will close as soon as all 750 packs have been issued.

More information about the recruitment campaign is available on the Derbyshire Constabulary website at www.derbyshire.police.uk.

Application packs will only be available through the dedicated recruitment line on 0300 122 5999 between 4pm to 8pm on May 9, 10 and 11.