Vote for your top cop in Derbyshire

DERBYSHIRE Chief Constable Mick Creedon is asking anyone who has had dealings with the police during the past 12 months to nominate their favourite officer by writing to him.

He is also looking for nominations for the best Safer Neighbourhood team in the county and the best Police Community Support Officer. The county’s most popular bobby has been chosen annually since 1986 .

The contest is open to anyone serving in the force, including officers on community beats, with young people, traffic, general patrol, CID or any other department.

The winner will take part in the National Community Police Officer of the Year award.

This year, nominations for the awards can be submitted via the force website at, or it can be sent by post to the Chief Constable at Police Headquarters, Butterley Hall, Ripley, by Monday, 8th April.