Two members of Nottinghamshire Police Professional Standards Department were in Ravenshead yesterday morning when they saw a man collapsed in Sheepwalk Lane.
They noticed that the man was not breathing so commenced CPR.
Two off-duty Derbyshire officers were also there and called an ambulance. They gathered blankets from their cars and continued to work on the man until a paramedic arrived shortly afterwards.
Miraculously, the man survived and is recovering in hospital.
Detective Inspector David Bola said: “We wish the man a full recovery and would like to commend Sergeant Abigail Goucher and Complaint Support Officer Emma Kent for their actions as well as our Derbyshire colleagues. The group undoubtedly played a part in saving this man’s life.”