All UK Police Forces use the same rank structure, except for the Metropolitan Police and the City of London Police. Due to their size, they have additional ranks. In this article, we will take you through the UK Police Ranks and the abbreviations that are used for each of these. UK Police Ranks Explained The […]Read More
When you start a career in policing, you’ll quickly realise how many different roles are involved with policing. Working in the CID is one such role. Each day, you can work with different departments, dealing with a host of different crime types. A career in CID may be a stepping stone to working in different investigative departments, each of these departments includes specialised jobs that require different skillsets, so it’s important to figure out which type of investigative work you’re interested in before you move forward with your career.
In this article, we are going to explore what it is like to work in CID (Criminal Investigation Department), what specific skills set you will need to work in CID, this way you can decide whether a career in CID is for you.
If you are thinking about becoming a police officer in the UK, you may be wondering what skills you need. What are the requirements? What do they look for in potential candidates? Well, the good news is that becoming a police officer is not as hard as you may think if you have the right skills and attitude. Form here we will go through the different entry routes into policing in the UK and work out which is best for you.Read More
What is the role of Special Constables? Do you have questions about what Special Constables do, what powers they have, or even, how can you become a Special Constable? You’re in the right place! We will take you through the role of a Special Constable, the application process and what to expect at training school and beyond!Read More
When you’re applying to become a police officer, detention officer or another operational role, your fitness level is a vital component of the overall picture. Not only is it important that you’re physically fit to the level expected of a police officer, but it’s equally important that you’re willing to work hard and stay fit. This article with take you through what the police fitness test involves in the UK and will give you some top tips on how to prepare for and, more importantly, how to pass the police fitness test.Read More
There are many misconceptions about what it takes to become a police officer. If you’re an introvert or even just shy, one of the biggest questions you may have is, ‘Can I be a Police Officer as an Introvert?’. Being a Police Officer is a very rewarding career. It’s not for everyone. While many police […]Read More
The role a police officer plays in the community is complex. They are not just there to enforce laws. They are there to provide security and safety for their community. A police officer has an arsenal of responsibilities and challenges they face on an hourly basis. Police officers patrol the streets of the community, protecting citizens from crime. They can interact with many people during a given shift, such as the shopkeepers, children on the street, and people at the bus stop. Read this interview with a serving police officer to get a better understanding of a day in the life of a police officer, including the ups and downs.Read More
Policing in the UK is carried out by 43 separate police forces, not including the British Transport Police. Each force has its own police abbreviations. They can be confusing at first, but luckily there a lot of these are common across the forces. Check out our police jargon buster now!Read More
While the specific salary of a police officer depends on where you work and what rank you achieve, you can typically expect to earn around 44,000 per year as a police officer in the United Kingdom. This article will take you through the Police officer yearly salary at all of the different ranks, so you know what you can expect.Read More
Like many other countries, the United Kingdom police uses the phonetic alphabet for error-free communication via radio. The system is made up of words beginning with a letter from the alphabet. For more about the origin of the UK phonetic alphabet, a printable of the UK police phonetic alphabet and games to help you learn how to seamlessly use the phonetic alphabet, read on!Read More