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Chief Officers

Derbyshire Constabulary is led by a team of chief officers headed by the Chief Constable, Peter Goodman.

Chief Officers

DCC Goodman (for web)Chief Constable

Peter Goodman took over as Chief Constable on June 1st 2017. Prior to this he was Deputy Chief Constable with the constabulary and was also formerly the Assistant Chief Constable, Crime and Operations.

He has also been Deputy Chief Constable for the East Midlands region and was also head of the East Midlands Police Collaboration Programme.

Prior to this, Peter served with West Midlands Police and Nottinghamshire police.



Deputy Chief Constable


Rachel Swann began her career in Leicestershire Police, moving from Constable to Chief Superintendent through a variety of roles including BCU Command and head of the Specialist Operations Department.

She joined Northamptonshire Police as Assistant Chief Constable in 2015, being promoted to Deputy Chief Constable in 2017.

Rachel joined Derbyshire Constabulary as DCC in 2019.





Kem MehmetAssistant Chief Constable (Operational Support and Criminal Justice)

T/ACC Kem Mehmet is responsible for the Operational Support team - which includes Roads Policing, Task Force and the Armed Response Unit - as well as Criminal Justice, Contact Management, Special Constabulary and volunteers.  






acc-gibsonAssistant Chief Constable (Crime and Policing)

ACC Paul Gibson is responsible for divisional policing, including reactive officers and Safer Neighbourhood teams, as well the force's Crime Support unit, which handles the investigation of crime as well as intelligence functions.






Director of Finance & Business Services 

Terry Neaves is responsible for ensuring all financial activities undertaken within the force are administered in accordance with statutory requirements and best professional practice.






You can get in touch with our chief officer team by using our online form. 

Divisional Commanders

Divisional Commander, North Division

Chief Superintendent Rachel Osborne is the senior officer responsible for the Chesterfield, North East Derbyshire, Amber Valley & Bolsover area.

Divisional Commander, South Division

Chief Superintendent Jim Allen is the senior officer responsible for the Derby, Derby South & Erewash area.

Head of Operational Support

Superintendent Michelle Shooter is head of numerous units offering specialist support across Derbyshire. These include firearms, roads policing, collision investigation and police dogs.


Head of Crime Support

Chief Superintendent Mark Knibbs is head of the Crime Support department. He is responsible for the specialist crime support sections who investigate the most serious and organised crime in the county.

Head of HR Services

Phil Mason is the head of the HR Services department. He is responsible for the human resources facilities of the force covering employee relations, recruitment, training amongst other responsibilities.

Head of Legal Services

Craig Sutherland is the head of the East Midlands Legal Services Team. This department offers legal support for both Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire's police forces.

Head of Business Futures

Superintendent Steve Pont is head of Business Futures, who are responsible for effective day-to-day business management of the force. Their work includes support to the Executive and Police and Crime Commissioner.

Head of Finance and Business Services

Dan Fern is the head of this department. It provides an effective and efficient day-to-day administration and finance support to the whole of Derbyshire Constabulary.

The department covers a range of HQ services and divisional services, as well as Assets and Business Support.

Head of Criminal Justice

Superintendent Tracy Lewis is the head of Criminal Justice (CJ). The Criminal Justice department works closely with internal and external partners to support victims and witnesses, reduce crime, bring offenders to justice, and increase public confidence in the criminal justice system. They are proactive in implementing change and working to national standards to ensure excellent service delivery and value for money.

Head of Information Services

Richard Cariss is head of this department. There are three sections within the department:

Programmes and Projects, which is responsible for the oversight, resource management and financial management of all IS projects and work streams within the force; Service Operations, which is focused on providing a joined up and effective service, and Service Improvement, which sets out to continually review, improve and innovate the service delivered to our users.

Head of Professional Standards

Dave Cox is head of Professional Standards (PSD). The department includes responsibility for the investigation of complaints against police and discipline matters within the force. The department also has responsibility for physical and information security, vetting and criminal records checks.

Key Sections

Head of Communication and Engagement

Jonathan Leach is the head of the Communication and Engagement section. This section aims to strengthen through the communication the relationships between the force and its communities, its partners and the media. The section is made up of distinct areas, which are media relations, electronic communication (Internet and Intranet), consultation, marketing, internal communication, public relations, design and printing, and quality awards.

Head of Assets

Richard Brunt is the joint Head of Assets for Derbyshire Constabulary and Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service. This department manages the buildings and infrastructure of the forces, ensuring that buildings and land that is owned is correctly and safely managed.

Head of Contact Management

Simon Tunnicliffe is the head of Contact Management. This section is responsible for handling all initial 999 and 101 calls and enquiry office contact with Derbyshire Constabulary.

Do you need a quick answer to a general question? Then we recommend you visit the national Ask The Police web site.