Sixteen new PCSOs have been welcomed in to the force.
The new recruits have completed their five-week training course and have joined Safer Neighbourhood teams across the county.
The group of 11 women and five men are stationed in Peartree, Long Eaton, Buxton, Matlock, Chesterfield, Staveley, Langley Mill and Swadlincote.
This is the first intake of PCSOs in Derbyshire for three years.
The new recruits come from a variety of professional backgrounds.
One was previously a postman and a volunteer special constable, one has a master’s degree in forensics, one is a qualified teacher and another has already worked as a PCSO in Lancashire.
Chief Constable Mick Creedon said: “I am delighted that the constabulary is now in a position to recruit new Police Community Support Officers. Our new recruits will be making a genuine difference to the lives of people in our communities.”