Most professions have an association, institute or college that promote and further the careers of the people who practice in it. Since 2016 policing is one of them.

Why should I join membership?

It's free to join for all police officers and staff working in eligible organisations.
It provides policing professionals with benefits, information and advice designed to help them to meet daily challenges.
Help you to develop your professional skills and careers.
By joining now you will guide and shape what police officers and staff of the future experience as members, all the while having immediate access to the benefits that being a member already provides.

What will I get from membership?

Daily policing news summary
One stop access to all College developments, products and services
Record details of your experience, CPD, skills and qualifications (this can be downloaded to share and use as a CV summary)
Access to career information
Access to free mentoring service
Access to member only benefits/opportunities
Access to optional paid-for services that will support you with your personal development and career aspirations, such as executive coaching.

I haven't joined yet – what have I missed?

Work shadowing with Durham Constabulary and Leicestershire Police.
Secondment opportunities with National Offender Management Services and the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Early notification of events such as the digital forensics managers workshop, social media webinar, Society of Evidence Based Policing conference and the Newsam Memorial lecture.

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Watch our video to find out more about membership benefits.


How do I join?

It's free and simple to join. You must work within an eligible organisation and have an active MLE (NCALT Managed Learning Environment) account – you will need your MLE login credentials to be able to join. If you can't remember your login details, go to the MLE website to recover your details.

Step 1: Click here or on the buttons to access the membership website joining page. The membership website can be accessed from any device: work pc, work mobile device, personal pc or personal mobile.

Step 2: When prompted, enter your MLE user name and password, read and agree the terms and conditions, and that's it, you'll be a fully signed up member of the College of Policing.

Who can join (eligible organisations)

Staff and officers from all Home Office forces and British Transport Police, Civil Nuclear Constabulary, College of Policing, Guernsey Police, Ministry of Defence Police, National Crime Agency, Police Service of Northern Ireland, and States of Jersey Police are eligible to join membership as only those with a a PNN (Police National Network) or GSi (Government Secure intranet) email address may join.

Plans are afoot to develop further classes of membership for a wider audience. As yet, there are no determined dates but we have identified other eligible professionals, such as international police forces and academics. The packages will be announced when they become available.

Other ways to be involved

Members' Committee: You could join the Members' Committee. This influential committee was set up in June 2015. It meets three times a year and reports directly to the College Board. The committee has been tasked with promoting and supporting the development of membership of the College and its members' services and facilities. Reports from their meetings are published in the Members' Hub (POLKA login required).

Your feedback: It is still early in the development of the membership website and what you will experience now is not the final product but a work in progress. We need your feedback to help us to build and improve the offering so that it meets all your professional expectations. If there is anything missing that you want to see, anything you see that you didn't expect, or you have any thoughts on how we could improve the membership offer, we would really value your views.

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