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Ask the Police

An official police resource developed to reduce the number of non-emergency calls to police forces; includes a wide-ranging collection of FAQs about policing and the law.

British Police Symphony Orchestra

Offers a history of this symphony orchestra as well as information on performances and events.

British Transport Police

The national police force for the railways, serving rail operators, staff and passengers throughout England, Wales and Scotland. Information about their services, role, campaigns, and history.

Care of Police Survivors (COPS)

Organisation open to spouses, partners, children, parents and siblings of officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. Includes event information and details of current campaigns.

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre

Part of the Serious Organised Crime Agency tasked with eradicating sexual abuse of children, particularly child trafficking and the production and dissemination of pornography; information about their services, initiatives and programmes.

The Civil Nuclear Constabulary (CNC)

Provides a dedicated service for civil nuclear licensed sites, their materials, operators, and regulators; information about their services, recruitment, and structure.

The Fixated Threat Assessment Centre (FTAC)

The first joint NHS/police unit in the United Kingdom. Its purpose is to assess and manage the risks from lone individuals who harass, stalk or threaten public figures.

Flint House: The Police Rehabilitation Centre

Registered charity providing intensive treatment and care for injured officers. Includes history, admissions policies, press coverage, video and gallery.

Greater Manchester Police Federation

Assists in and promotes the welfare and efficiency of the force displays benevolent funds, member services, and news updates.

Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC)

Independently assesses police forces and policing activity; includes a guide to their role and activities, with an archive of most recent reports.

Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary for England, Wales and Northern Ireland (HMIC)

Charged with examining and improving the efficiency of the Police Service; includes information about their role, history, inspection reports, and careers.

Independent Office for Police Conduct

Oversees the police complaints system and investigate the most serious incidents and complaints involving the police.

Institute for Global City Policing

Independent centre based at the UCL Jill Dando Institute of Security and Crime Science, funded and managed in partnership with the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) and the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC).

Metropolitan & City Police Orphans Fund

General information about this charity which supports the children of serving and former officers of the Metropolitan Police and the City of London Police who subscribed to the Fund whilst serving and who are either deceased or retired on pension.

Ministry of Defence Police

Dedicated civil police force with full constabulary powers operating at MOD sites throughout the UK. Information about their role, services, and recruitment.

National Police Memorial Day

Annual event to remember police officers who have been killed or died on duty; includes details of venue, programme, and information for attendees.

National Police Officers Roll of Honor

Displays record of public service and sacrifices of officers who lost their lives in the line of duty. Memorials, family history, and funding featured.

National Wildlife Crime Unit

A police-led multi-agency unit with the UK wide remit for Wildlife Crime. Information about their service, priorities, case studies, and news.


The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) helps the police cut crime and keep the public safe by joining up the operational response to the most serious and strategic threats. PoliceChiefs

Off Duty

Helps retired police officers find work after the job, with seminars, jobs, and newsletters being presented.

The Police Federation of England and Wales

A staff association for all police constables, sergeants and inspectors; information about membership, services, local branches, media centre, and history.

The Police Foundation

Aims to provide an independent, evidence-led perspective on policing, by promoting debate on policing and police reform. commenting on issues, andresearch. Offers resources, events, texts of their inquiry reports, and details of consultancy and training.

Police Oracle

Police portal features news, event listings and career/qualifications help, as well as humour, forums and listings of discounts offered around the country to police and their families.

Police Treatment Centres

A registered charity supported by voluntary donations from serving police officers, and providing two treatment centres for rest, recuperation and treatment. Describes their services, with contacts.

Serious Fraud Office

An independent government department that investigates and prosecutes serious or complex fraud. Information about their services, role, news, and careers.

United Kingdom Human Trafficking Centre

Provides expertise and operational co-ordination to prevent and reduce the trafficking of human beings; information about their role and services, their campaigns, and background on the crime in the UK.

West Midland Police Benevolent Fund

Information on benevolent fund, price structure, and how to apply.

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