Two former PCSOs have been sworn in as police officers.
Pc Jennifer Hobson, 27, from Ilkeston will work in the Cotton Lane section.
Pc Sally Willison from Denby Village, will join the Ilkeston beat team.
Chief Constable Mick Creedon said: “I am very proud to be able to welcome 16 new constables. This event signifies the end of initial training and the start of their policing careers.”