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Policies and Guidance

Class definition

Here you will find current statements of principle providing guidance and direction to staff in respect of a specific issue or piece of legislation.

It should be noted that some of the material in this Class contains exempt information, which in the public interest, should not be published. Where this occurs the material will clearly show where information has been withheld and explain what exemption has been applied and why. Typically, information may be withheld if its release would compromise the health and safety of staff, investigations & proceedings and law enforcement more generally.

We have revised our process for assessing the impact of our policies and practices with regard to the protected groups stated within the Equality Act 2010. We are applying this new process to all of our existing policies and practices. View our completed Equality Impact Assessments.

Cost notes

If you contact us to request a single copy of an individual policy, we will send this to you free of charge. Should you wish Derbyshire Constabulary to send multiple copies of the same policy, you must pay a fee.

Additionally, we will provide a single copy of up to five different policies free of charge. If you ask us to send you six or more policies, you must pay a fee.

All copies downloaded from this website are free.

Policies and guidance

Click on the items below to download the relevant document.

Abnormal Loads Guidance

Adverse Weather - Work Attendance During, Guidance

Animals and Birds Guidance

Anti-Social Behaviour Policy

Asbestos Management Policy

Awards and Commendations Guidance

Body Worn Video Policy

Bullying & Harassment

Business Interests / Additional Employment Guidance

Canteens and Catering Guidance

Cautioning of Adult Offenders Policy

Collision Abstracts and the Furnishing of Information

Community Involvement Scheme Policy

Community Triggers

Crimestoppers - Disclosure of Material

Critical Incident Management Policy

CS Spray Policy

Custody Based Substance Misuse Workers

Customer Service Policy

Cycle - Pedal, Guidance

Diagnosis of Death

Display Screen Equipment Procedure

Driver Alertness Scheme 

Driving Courses Guidance

Driving Policy

Drug and  Alcohol Misuse Policy 

Environmental Management Plan

Evidence Gathering Teams and Non PSU Camera Operators Guidance

Evidential Property Policy

Fire Safety & Prevention Policy

Fixed Penalty Notices for Disorder (PND) - Guidance

Fixed Penalty Notices & Vehicle Defect Rectification Scheme (VDRS) Guidance

Freedom of Information Policy

Gifts Gratuities and Hospitality Guidance

Hate Crime Policy

Hazchem Policy

Independent Advisory Groups

Independent Advisory Group - Guidelines

Investigation of Rape and Serious Sexual Offences Policy

Licensed and Unlicensed Premises, Closure of

Lone Working Guidance

Method of Entry Guidance

National Driver Alertness Scheme

Neighbourhood Watch Policy

Noise at Work Procedure

Persons Susceptible to Harm Policy

Pesticides & Poisons, Safe Handling of - Guidance

Police Support Volunteers Policy

Professional Standards Policy

Provision of Witness Statements Emergency Dept Staff

Revocation & Recall of Prisoners

Regional Government Security Classification Policy

Repeat Victims Policy

Research Policy

Road Traffic Collisions Reports & Procedure

Safe Use of the Internet and Social Media by Police Officers and Police Staff Guidance I

Special Constabulary Policy

Speed Camera Activations by Emergency Service Vehicles

Speed Enforcement

Street Pastors SOP

Summary Files, Preparation of - Guidance

Sustainability Policy

Testing and Examination of Vehicles

Traffic Management

Truancy Guidance

Travel Policy

Unauthorised Encampments

Unmanageable Debt Procedure

Use and Maintenance of Police Vehicles

Victim's Right to Review Policy


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