Police Officer

Interested in becoming a police officer, or the different careers in policing? Whether you want a career as a police officer or police staff, here you will find the different options that are available to you and what skills and abilities you will need to get you there.

Do Police Officers Need A Firearms License

Do Police Officers Need A Firearms License? [UK]

Do police officers need a firearms license is an interesting question that we often get asked. So, we thought we’d answer the question here for you. There are two answers to this question, depending on whether the officer is on duty or not.

How To Join Armed Police UK

How To Join The Armed Police – UK [Step By Step Guide]

Whether you are already a police officer, want to become one, or have a military background and are looking at transitioning onto the police, you may be wondering how to join armed police in the UK. In this guide, we will take you through all of the steps that you will need to go through, in order to join the armed police.

What GCSEs Do You Need To Be A Detective UK

What GCSEs Do You Need To Be A Detective [UK]?

With more and more complex crimes being commonplace, the police need more skilled detectives in order to tackle these criminals. A career as a deceptive can be a really rewarding one, so let’s get into what GCSEs you need to be a detective as well as some other important things that you need to know.

How To Adopt A Failed Police Dog [UK]

How To Adopt A Failed Police Dog [UK]

Just as not all humans are cut out to be police officers, not all dogs are suited to being police dogs. There are many reasons for police dogs not passing their police training. There is no shame in a dog not passing their training, the training is intentionally rigorous. Let’s find out how to adopt a failed police dog and give it a loving family.    

Police Vetting - What do they check

Police Vetting [What Do They Check?]

Confused by police vetting? You don’t need to be. We are going to take you through what to expect from police vetting. We will go through the types of questions that you are likely to be asked as part of the vetting process as well as give you some of our top tips to give yourself the best chance of passing your vetting.

Police Locker Essentials

Police Locker Essentials [Plus Our Top Tips]

Ever wondered what you need to store in your police locker? Don’t worry, we will take you through everything we store in ours and that we recommend for you to store in yours. Don’t get caught out! We will also take you through how to organise your locker to make sure you get the most out of your space and how to keep it smelling clean and fresh.

UK Police Rank Structure Explained

UK Police Ranks Explained

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.

Working in CID

Careers in Policing: Working in CID

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.

Entry Routes Into Policing

Entry Routes into Policing in the UK [Inc. Required Qualifications]

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.

Police Fitness Test

What does the Police Fitness Test involve? [Plus Top Tips]

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.