Police Support Volunteers are an invaluable asset to the UK police force. They give their time for free and undertake a variety of roles. The role can be fantastic for anybody wanting to develop their skills and gain some work experience, or for those wanting to give something back and make their community a better place for everybody.
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.
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.
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!
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!